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Monday, March 7, 2016

'Thank you for taking her heart and looking after it': Two brothers, 12 and 13, write touching letters to thank the recipients of their dead mother’s organs after she died suddenly of a stroke aged only 38

Daily Mail | Belinda Cleary

Kobe and Braith Hodges with their mum, Nevada Jones. The boys lost their mother on January 18 after she suffered from a major stroke, she donated her heart, lungs and kidneys when she died

The two sons of a young mum whose final wish was to donate her healthy organs have written letters to the recipients thanking them for accepting their mother's final gift.

Braith, 13, and Kobe, 12, Hodges from Darwin lost their mum, Nevada Jones, 38, on January 18 this year, a week after she suffered from a major stroke.

The young mum was kept on life support until her final wish, to save others with her organs, could be fulfilled.

The boys' dad, Nevada's ex-partner and close friend, Andrew Hodges, told Daily Mail Australia the process of writing the letter has helped with the boy's grief of losing their beloved mum.

'It is tough for anyone to lose their mother, but they are doing the best they can, and it is definitely a comfort knowing Nevada was able to help someone one last time,' Mr Hodges. Continue reading


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