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Kaylene's story

by: 
Lucy
Kaylene
We honoured her wish to be an organ donor and now she lives on in four others.

Our daughter was a caring and sharing person. She was an only child but she always shared her things with her friends and family. She loved life, enjoyed travelling and played sport including swimming and Highland dancing.

After completing school in Year 10, she commenced work in the banking industry and in December 1990 she was married and had a family.

The household was always busy. Like their mum, her children loved playing sports. Her daughters played hockey and her son played basketball and soccer.

After coming back from a hockey tour of South Africa she had a massive brain bleed. Our whole family was devastated.

Despite this, we honoured her wish to be an organ donor and now she lives on in four others. It has helped us to know that someone else is living a better life now and I feel that she is still with us.

We have received letters from two of the recipients and they are doing well. We wish all of them a long and happy life.

I miss my daughter's smiling face and knowing that I will never hear her calling my name… ‘Mum, how are you today?’.

Nicky Burton