Saturday, February 18, 2012

How Chris' death saved lives - Australia

Sunshine Coast Daily

WITHIN 24 hours, 37-year-old Chris McLean went from being a blessing to his Caloundra Rugby team to being pronounced brain dead by a pair of neurosurgeons in Royal Brisbane Hospital.

That was late July 2009.

Almost three years later, his parents Lyn and Shane have spoken publicly for the first time on the legacy their boy left behind as part of DonateLife Week.

In the weeks before his death, Chris told his wife Danielle and kids Jordyn, 11, and Angus, 9, that should he die, he wanted to be an organ donor.

He also told Lyn and Shane, his twin brother Michael and older sister Allison what he wanted.

This conversation would guide the family as they dealt with the shattering loss.

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