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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Two members of same Norfolk family die from brain aneurism within days of each other

Eastern Daily Press | Luke Powell

Amanda and David Walker.

It was the death of a close relative that sparked Keith Gedge’s interest in becoming an organ donor.

His nephew, David Walker, had been on the register for most of his adult life – and when he died suddenly from a brain aneurism, Mr Gedge was inspired to put his own name down.

But, just days later, Mr Gedge himself collapsed at his home and died shortly afterwards – from the same condition as Mr Walker.

As a result of his recent interest in becoming a donor, his widow, Valerie, agreed his organs could be used to help others.

Now, a year after their deaths, both men have been honoured for their donations. Continue reading

 

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