My name is Tracy and two years ago my husband died suddenly and unexpectedly from an aneurysm in his brain. At the time we had a three month old baby and a 20 month old toddler - two gorgeous boys who would grow up never knowing the father that loved them dearly.
Both Sean and I had spoken about organ donation and knew each other's wishes - so when the nightmare unfolded it was a relief to be able to convey his wishes and subsequently save six lives without the turmoil of making another decision. This was the one part of the day where I felt I actually made the right decision - one that I knew he wanted.
Sean was always full of life and made sure he lived every minute. He tried to take every opportunity he could and he would be so happy to know that he was able to save lives and give others a second chance. I will certainly be sharing his heroism with his sons when they are old enough to understand.
I thought I would share my husband's story so that others may also make their wishes known and hopefully become organ donors. There is no greater gift than the gift of life.