Nathan’s memory lives on with Jersey Day as organ donation becomes talk of the town

Daily Telegraph | Bev Jordan

Jersey Day with some of the staff from the Hills Shire Times and Rouse Hill Times: John Bilic, Angela Ranke, Jenny Galbraith, David Catt, Lawrence Machado and Bev Jordan

It’s Jersey Day and more than 100 schools across Sydney and thousands of employees have pulled on their sporting jerseys to show support for organ donation.

The Gremmo family were at Oakhill College, Castle Hill this morning to support an early morning rugby game between Year 8 students.

The game was to promote Jersey Day but also to remember Year 8 student Nathan Gremmo, 13, who died after an road accident in Glenhaven four months ago.

As an organ donor his gift saved six lives including that of a baby boy.

His father Michael Gremmo said the aim of Jersey day was to raise awareness about organ donation and to promote family discussions about the issue.

“It’s the individual’s right to choose first and foremost and a family’s choice, it’s not a political or religious or political issue. Continue reading