Parents of train tragedy son honoured by award

Barnet-Today | Julia Gregory

A YOUNG man from Enfield who gave the gift of life through organ donation is being honoured posthumously.

Michael Bovell, 22, died after he was hit by a train in Brimsdown in April 2014 since when his organs have been used to transform the lives of two kidney patients.

His parents Kelvin and Patsy will attend the order of St John Award for Organ Donation ceremony on Monday, run in conjunction with the NHS Blood and Transplant organisation.

Mr Bovell said: “Michael was the very definition of the word love. Everybody loved him, not just his family. He was totally selfless and spent his life helping other people.

“We knew he wanted his organs donated because he said he’d donate every single part of his body to help others.”

He added: “I’m just happy that he was able to give life to other people. That was just Michael.” Continue reading.