Gazette Live, UK | Emma Greenhalgh
The 35-year-old sergeant’s job was to protect lives during his 16 years’ service in the armed forces - so his Great Ayton family says it’s “typical” of him to give this final gift to others.
They recently received the amazing news from the donor team, which they say has given them comfort as they come to terms with the tragedy.
Steve had served with distinction in the Coldstream Guards and Royal Military Police in Iraq, Bosnia, Northern Ireland and Afghanistan.
The former Stokesley School and Middlesbrough College pupil survived the war zones unscathed, only to be killed in a road accident on British soil in July.
His sister Cath Smith, 40, said she only found out after her brother’s death that he had signed up to the organ donation register - but it was “typical” of him.
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