An uplifting Christmas tale of life after death

Australian Women's Weekly

It was a week before Christmas in 1992 when tragedy struck for one Brisbane family. But the Australian Women's Weekly, on sale now, reveals how this heartwrenching event has left an incredible legacy.

Dianne Connor was busy preparing for another family Christmas when the phone call came that would shatter her world.

It was a typically hot Queensland morning in mid-December 1992.

Her 20-year-old son, Nathan – a student doctor - had just been killed in a car accident.

As she reeled from the news and rushed to the Brisbane hospital where he lay, she was about to make a fateful decision that would have reverberations for years to come.

Wracked with grief, but determined to honour Nathan’s last wishes, she consented to donate his organs to medicine so that others might live. Continue reading