I have never meet Justin Wilson and know little about his sporting achievements. However, having read about Justin’s selfless act of donating his organs I have to agree with Stefan Wilson in celebrating his brother as a hero.
I believe that we should all carry organ donor cards. Once dead, my organs will be of no use to me. If anything that remains of me can be used to help others then let them use what they can.
But we do not need to be dead to help others.
Most of us can afford to give a little blood now and then and our bone marrow can help others suffering from many illnesses.
It costs us nothing but a little time and the smallest of gifts will save the lives of others.
Maybe this local lad could be celebrated by The Star promoting organ and blood donations in his name and memory.
There are a number of ways you can join the register, including:
* Completing an online form I donate, Organ Donation
* Completing a form available in GP surgeries and hospitals
* Calling the free NHS Donor Line on 0300 123 23 23
* Texting SAVE to 62323
* When applying online for a driving licence or vehicle tax
* When registering with a GP
* When registering online for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
I will remember Justin Wilson, not for his driving skill, but for the noble and generous gift of life that he has given others.
May his deeds live longer than those he has helped.
May his example inspire others.