My Christmas wish? All I want is a lung transplant

Bournemouth Echo | Katie Clark

Charles Michael Duke, 21, from Lymington needs a lung transplant. Picture sent from NHS Blood and Transplant.

IT'S not the latest Xbox or Playstation on this young man's Christmas list.

Charles Michael Duke, 21, from Lymington in the New Forest, needs a lung transplant and will spend this Christmas on the transplant list.

He is one of thousands of people on the UK's list, and faces the festive season waiting for a phone call.

“I don't remember much of last Christmas. I had a collapsed lung with a chest drain in so was on a lot of painkillers and sleeping a lot of the time", Charles said.

"Hopefully this Christmas will just be relaxed, I’ve not got anything big planned, just seeing family and friends and enjoying them having time off.

"Usually Christmas is a busy time for me because I'm an actor, with pantomimes and Christmas shows. Since I was listed I've not done any performing partly due to being unable to commit but also due to not being well enough. So I'd love to be performing but am unable to. Continue reading