Parents pay emotional tribute to tragic 23-day-old organ donor


The parents of one of the UK's youngest ever organ donors have spoken to Calendar about their decision to donate the organs of their baby daughter Minnie.

Minnie Duggleby lost her battle for life at just 23 days old. She had been diagnosed with a rare heart defect, together with a condition that affected her breathing.

When doctors could do no more, her parents Ami and Liam, from Driffield in East Yorkshire, asked whether Minnie would be able to donate her organs. Their wish was granted.

"We were devastated anyway because obviously we knew she was going to die and we just wanted something positive to come out of it, so when they said she could we were actually pleased that she would be doing something really worthwhile so we were really proud of her when the time actually came because we knew she off to do something really special." – AMI DUGGLEBY. Continue reading