Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Independent Woman

Our loyal supporter Holly Cocker featured in the Independent newspaper today. The article discussed her transplant journey, where her best friend Oli donated a kidney to her after she had spent 5 years on dialysis. The headline of the article says it all ‘He simply said, have my kidney. He was my best friend – now he’s my hero’

Other people were also interviewed for the article, each of the people in the article have been part of Holly Cocker’s “Give and Let Live” photography project which promotes the benefit of living kidney donation. When discussing the project Holly said “When I travelled round to meet up with everyone and take their photo there was never a moment of awkwardness. The fact that we had been through the same thing somehow made it seem as if we were old friends. It is hard to put into words, but I instantly felt and understood the connection between the people in every couple I met. The attachment Oli and I have is incredible, amazing. It is like nothing else. He saved me.”

To read the full article click here and to read more about Holly’s project click here.

The article even mentions us at the bottom! Way to go Holly from all at Live Life Then Give Life x

1 comment:

loulou said...

Yay! Superfly stuff..really good article and I hope will get folk chatting about living donors xxx