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Lively and mature Jemima Layzell had already discussed death and said she wished to be an organ donor.
And yesterday her parents and Harvey and Sophy and sister Amelia, from Horton, near Ilminster, Somerset, detailed the lives transformed by Jemima’s generosity.
A five-year-old boy received her heart; a 14-year-old got her lungs; her liver was split between a 10-month-old boy and one aged five.
Two people, aged 24 and 19, received her kidneys; a 40-year-old received her pancreas and her small bowel went to change the life of a boy aged three and a half. Eye tissue will restore the sight of two people.
Mr and Mrs Layzell and Jemima’s grandparents told of their “beloved and courageous” daughter and granddaughter’s love of life. They said Jemima loved Taunton School and “regarded learning as an exciting part of life’s challenges and pleasures.”