Organ donation benefits five children after tragic death of Oliver, 12

Belfast Telegraph 

A 12-year-old boy who died in a freak accident while watching a football match has given the gift of life to five other children, his devastated family said.

Oliver Croker was watching the game at Bradninch Football club near Exeter on Saturday when the accident happened.

He was taken to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital before being transferred to Bristol Children's Hospital where he later died.

Oliver's mother Pippa said in a message posted on Facebook that her son's organs had been donated for transplant.

"We would very much like you all to feel so proud of Oliver this evening," Mrs Croker said.

"Through organ donation he has given life to five other children. He will live on in them. What very lucky boys and girls they are!!!

"Love you our beautiful gorgeous boy!! X" Continue reading

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