Saturday, March 4, 2017

How the kindness of an 18-year-old boy when he died has changed this woman's life

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Ms Bax on one of her previous climbs

An East Surrey Hospital nurse is set to trek across Sweden in Arctic temperatures after two donated organs from an 18-year-old boy made her diabetes more manageable.

Before having a kidney and pancreas transplant, Danielle Bax had battled typeone diabetes for most of her life and had endured two-and-a-half years of kidney dialysis.

But thanks to the generosity of an 18-year-old boy who passed away, and his family, the mother-of-one was able to receive a double transplant eight years ago.

This relieved her of having to constantly monitor her diabetes and opened up the world of travelling and extreme challenges.

Ms Bax, 52, said: "Ever since then [her transplant] I've tried to do something to live life and acknowledge that now I can do things." Continue reading


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