THERE TILL THE END Nurse read the tragic hit-and-run four-year-old, Violet-Grace Youens, her favourite story book and shampooed her hair as she slipped away

THE SUN UK | Ellie Cambridge, Tom Gillespie and Lauren Fruen
Little Violet-Grace was killed the day before Mother’s Day
THE parents of a four-year-old killed in a hit-and-run have praised nurses who read her a story and shampooed her hair as she slipped away.

Violet-Grace Youens died on Mother’s Day after she was mown down by a man driving a stolen car.

Her parents, Rebecca and Glenn Youens, have spoken out about the staff at Alder Hay Hospital – who read their daughter’s favourite book five times as they wheeled her to the operating theatre.

They told the Liverpool Echo: “We thought it would just be a case of them saying ‘we could save five lives’ and that would be it – but they were actually really sensitive with us and understanding.

“When it was time to wheel her to the operating theatre we asked the nurse not to leave her side and she didn’t. She stayed with her right up until she was brought back to us.

“The nurse read We’re Going on a Bear Hunt to her five times and they shampooed her hair and put her in her pyjamas before they brought her back up.”

The youngster’s kidney and pancreas went on to save two lives. Her parents said the act of donating her organs was something she would have wanted to do.

They now want to change the law from opting-in to donate organs, to it being an opt-out system. Continue reading

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