Whilst we were all hugely excited and caught up in the preparations for Save Jess-tival Friday the 16th was also tinged with heartbreaking sadness, for it was also the day of Ollie Faulkner's funeral.
Ollie, a gorgeous and vivacious little boy, was born with complex kidney problems in 2000 and had been waiting for a kidney transplant for over a year. Despite his complex medical issues, he and his family faced the wait for transplant with incredible courage. We were devastated to hear that his call never came in time.
Ollie and his family are in our thoughts, a reminder of why we put Save Jess-tival on in the first place: For all of those who have lost their lives waiting for transplants, those who are still waiting and for donors who have transformed so many people's lives.
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