Kirstie Tancock: Devon organ donation campaigner dies

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Organ transplant campaigner Kirstie Tancock, who underwent two double lung transplants, has died.

Her husband and mother confirmed the 27-year-old died in a "peaceful and pain free" way.

Mrs Tancock was born with cystic fibrosis, but became a personal trainer and fitness pole dancing, aerial hoop and silks instructor.

Her family thanked the two donors who "gave her the extra five amazing years with us".

In a post on Mrs Tancock's Facebook page, her husband Stuart and mother Linda said: "Kirstie was one in a million and meant the world and more to so many people.

"As you know Kirstie is a fighter and fought to the very end."

Mrs Tancock, from Honiton, Devon, featured in a BBC3 documentary Love on the Transplant List in 2011.

She met husband Stuart when she was 19 and underwent her first double lung transplant three weeks after their wedding. Continue reading
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