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Hi I'm Gerry. I was in Daniel's life even before he arrived (Jo and Mark, Daniel's parents, are very good friends of mine). I accompanied Jo to her first scan when she found out she was pregnant - Daniel was 15 weeks old in her tummy then. When he was born, I was overwhelmed with love for the tiny little bundle that was lying in the cot in the Special Care Baby Unit. When we found out he was so ill, I wanted to be as much a part of his life as I could. He was the most amazingly cheerful little boy, even though he had to endure so many tests, scans, blood transfusions, line infections, a brain haemorrhage etc...


Gerry Farrell-Morrish


He always had a big smile for you. He loved people. I really enjoyed my visits to Daniel; he would cuddle in to me and I would sing 'Danny Boy' to him. He loved music and instruments. He had an enormous personality that touched everyone that met him.

The Charity is raising money to fund research into isolating the gene responsible for Microvillous Atrophy. My main aim as a trustee is to make people aware of organ donation. It is the most precious gift anyone can give and it is important to discuss your wishes with your family. You are more likely to to need a transplant than to become a donor. There is a serious shortage of donors - Daniel was fortunate in his short life to have had two transplants.

Gerry, Jan 2006


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Daniel CourtneyDaniel was lucky to have received two transplants in his short lifetime. As Daniel's family we will always be grateful to two very special families who gave Daniel such an incredible gift. Raising awareness of the need for more people to sign the Organ Donor Register is very important to us.

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