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« on: March 31, 2009, 11:50:48 AM »

Calvin Leary was and is much loved. He had a cheeky smile, fantastic sense of humour and was always willing to lend a hand. He was passionate about animals and wildlife.
Tragically Calvin lost his life after a road traffic accident in 2008

This is the website dedicated to the memory and the living legacy Calvin has given not just to the 5 people who's lives he saved and transformed but their friends and family who have them here with them today..thanks to Calvin and his greatest gift of all, the Gift of Life

http://www.calvinleary.net/

nite nite Cal sleep tight - and soar high mate!





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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2009, 04:32:19 PM »

Sleep well Calvin. I hope that the 4 people who's life have been saved by Calvins death have a good recovery from there transplant.

Thinking of Calvin's family at this time,

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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2009, 04:44:55 PM »

Thanks for sharing Cat.
RIP Calvin. His family and friends are in my thoughts.

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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2009, 08:24:24 PM »

Hi Everyone
I am Calvin's very proud mum and just wanted to let you know that all the recipients of Cal's organs-heart, kidneys, liver and pancreas are all doing well. One of the kidney recipients keeps in contact and he is now playing football, went on a 10 mile bike ride, started a new job and is hoping to start a family with his wife. I am so glad they are all doing well-including 2 children-and I know Calvin would think we have done the right thing. Thanks for reading.
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2009, 10:46:22 PM »

Hello Jacqui,

That's fantastic to hear that the recipients of Cal's organs are doing so well. That's nice to hear that you're in touch with one of the recipients, do you find that helps you? I'm in touch with my donor's sister and she tells me that it really helps her parents with their loss to know that I'm doing so well.

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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2009, 11:15:20 PM »

Hi Moll
Thank you for the welcome Smiley. We have had a letter from 2 recipients but the kidney recipient who I mentioned also sent a Christmas card and one on Cal's Birthday. I do take some comfort as he seems like a really nice person. He has read all about Calvin in the local paper web site and on Cal's site. He seems like a really nice person. Losing Cal has meant that someone like him can have a new life and that is a good thing.
I really admire you for contacting your donor family and keeping in touch with them. You too sound like a caring person. Hope you are doing well.  () hugs
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2009, 11:56:10 AM »

Dear All

A video has been posted on Calvin's web site that he made himself a few hours before his accident.
This is the link if you would like to view

http://www.tvgogglebox.com/view/78/calvins-animal-video/

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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2009, 06:23:25 PM »

Hi All

Story about Calvin from today's Lancashire Evening Post.


http://www.lep.co.uk/news/Youngster-featured-in-organ-donor.5928757.jp

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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2009, 08:11:28 PM »

It's lovely Jacqui here's hoping people sign up as a result of reading about Calvin ((huge hugs))
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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2009, 09:31:03 PM »

 Hi Jacqui
 Calvin will always be a hero he gave others the gift of life you are a amazing family.
 I really hope people reading about Calvin will become organ donors as well.
 I lost my daughter 23years ago and feel sad that because she died suddenly of septicaemia we were unable to donate her
 organs. Now my son Adam is to have small bowel transplant assessment early next year .
 
I wish you and your family the best christmas and new year possible.
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« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2009, 09:05:03 AM »

A lovely article, I hope people will join the organ donor register after reading it.

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« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2009, 11:15:26 AM »

Great article Jacqui. I really hope it encourages more people to sign up to the organ donor register.

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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2010, 12:27:01 AM »

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Story in Lancashire Evening Post on Calvin's second angel day. Love to all.

Jacqui

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http://www.lep.co.uk/news/memorial_bench_unveiled_for_schoolboy_1_845654
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« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2010, 05:28:22 PM »

Hi Jacqui

Calvin's memorial bench just perfect and in a perfect place , I hope many people will get enjoyment from sitting on Calvin's bench.

Lots of love Lesley and family xxx
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« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2010, 08:12:32 PM »

The memorial bench sounds lovely Jacqui.

Take care,
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