Heroes come in all shapes and sizes

Teddy’s parents knew that his life would be very short, as he was diagnosed with a very rare disease, anencephaly, during his mother’s pregnancy. She was carrying twins, and the parents were devastated when learning one of their sons would not survive his birth, but they decided to donate his organs, so that he could save someone’s life and live through this person. That made him a hero, and the youngest organ donor in Britain.

With their doctors, they have decided to go public about their decision, to encourage more parents who might be going through a similar situation to choose to donate their child’s organs.

Do watch the video of the parents talking about their departed son in the article below.

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/apr/23/parents-uks-youngest-organ-donor-teddy-houlston-hope-others-inspired

More on this touching story :

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/apr/26/teddy-houlston-valuable-life-organ-donation