Organ Donor Appeal: Father Alec Huckin pays tribute to wife and her ‘selfless act’ in giving away her organs

Oxford Times | Sophie Mogridge

Devastated: Alec Huckin with his children William and Emilia

A FATHER is urging people to to give the gift of life this festive period as he prepares for his first Christmas Day without the love of his life.

Alec Huckin lost Kim Exell in March after she died suddenly while changing their four-month-old daughter Emelia.

Mr Huckin said although the death of his partner of 11 years devastated him, he was comforted by the fact her organs helped to save so many people.

He said: “It was just one of those normal mornings with the person you love where we were both lying in bed, determined not to get up because our little girl was crying and we each wanted the other one to see to her.

“Eventually Kim got out of bed and went to see to her but my heart stopped when I suddenly heard her screaming my name from the other room.” Continue reading