Today’s post is written with great sadness. Today I heard the news that T. Sandeman Charles passed away as a result of having two incurable lung diseases. T was an inspiration to everyone who knew her. She shared her story at our Thrive conference in 2012 and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
T was not someone to take her disease lying down. When she found out that she had a terminal illness, instead of accepting it and feeling sorry for herself, she decided to take action and used all her energy and resources to create Save 5. Save 5’s whole purpose was to encourage people to become organ donors. It’s about raising awareness of the importance of registering as an organ donor as T discovered that one organ donor can save 5 lives. T set a target that she wanted to help to add 10,000 donors to the organ donor list and she was absolutely tireless in working towards that goal. In 2012 at the conference, we helped her to break the 5000 donor goal, and I’m pleased to say that she did achieve her target of 10,000 donors before she passed away.
Now, her husband Roy is continuing her cause and it would be great if you could support him and her in any way that you can. Share her story, share this post, sign up to be an organ donor yourself. It’s such an important cause and message and needs all the support it can get.
I’m including the video in this post from the conference, so that you can hear her story in her own words.
You can find out more about Save 5 here and here is how you can register for organ donation in the UK.
1. Visit and register at www.organdonation.nhs.uk
2. Send a short email to firstname.lastname@example.org so that Save 5 can update their numbers and know that T’s cause continues.
You can watch an interview with T’s husband Roy on ITV yesterday