Canberra woman promotes organ donation message

Canberra Times

Leigh Nelson is encouraging people to become organ donors. Her partner William Spencer was one when he died at age 26. Photo: Rohan Thomson

William Spencer was young and full of life. He had the whole world in front of him but a "freak accident" at the end of 2014 ripped that all away.

The 26-year-old electrician, better known as Bill, was born and bred in Canberra. He had a great love for horses and the outdoors.

"He had a very real sense of larrikinism about him and he could talk the hind leg off a donkey. He was very charismatic, very good looking," his partner Leigh Nelson said.

Mr Spencer was long boarding with his friend in Narooma along a flat path and was found lying on the ground.

"He wasn't doing stunts or anything. He was just cruising along and he fell and hit his head and that was it really."

"We think he might have had an aneurism causing him to fall." Continue reading