Monday, March 20, 2017

DONOR HERO Woman who was eight months pregnant ‘donated her dead husband’s face for transplant so her son could see how his dad saved lives’

THE SUN | Emma Foster
Lilly Ross gave her permission for her husband's face to be transplanted after he killed himself - so she could share his legacy with her son.

Lilly Ross was a teenage newlywed when her husband Rudy took his own life

A YOUNG mum has revealed how she made the agonizing choice to donate her husband’s face for transplant to another man – after he took his own life when she was eight months pregnant – so her baby son could see how his father had given a new lease of life to others.

Tragic Lilly Ross was just weeks away from giving birth to her first son when husband Rudy fatally shot himself following a struggle with depression.

While she knew Rudy was an organ donor – she still had to give her consent for doctors to remove Rudy’s face for an incredibly rare face transplant procedure.

Despite dealing with crippling grief and shock, brave Lilly, 20, made the decision to donate all the organs she could – saving the lives of six people – so her son Leonard could see how his dad had saved multiple lives. Continue reading


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