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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Valerie Armstrong's organs to be donated following scrambler tragedy

THE IRISH NEWS 
Valerie Armstrong pictured with her husband Seamus

THE family of Valerie Armstrong are to respect the late mother-of-three’s wishes to donate her organs, according to a priest who knows the family.

Valerie Armstrong, from Poleglass in west Belfast, died late last night at the Royal Victoria Hospital. She had been knocked down by a scrambler on Tuesday evening while walking her dog in Colin Glen park.

Fr Vincent Cushnahan, from the Nativity parish in Poleglass, said the death was a “tremendous tragedy.”

“It's the sudden arbitrary nature of this tragedy which is so shocking,” Fr Cushnahan told BBC Radio's Good Morning Ulster.

"It has wrenched a young mother, a young wife, from her children, her husband and the local community. Continue reading
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