32-year-old, Emma Lee was 13 weeks pregnant when her and her husband received devastating news…One of their twins suffered from anencephaly – a deadly condition that prevented the brain and skull from developing.
Faced with a devastating decision to either abort their child or allow her to live for only minutes after birth, they chose to name her Hope. Unfortunately, Hope died died 74 minutes later in her mother’s arms. Hope’s parents then decided to donate her kidneys and liver cells to others in need.
Baby Hope became Britain's youngest organ donor after living for just 74 minutes https://t.co/mr4wP37Y2K
— New York Post (@nypost) December 3, 2015
“I don’t think anyone spoke during the 74 minutes, we just all gave her cuddles,” she told The Mirror.
“When we found out Hope wouldn’t survive, knowing Teddy’s story made me confident doctors could do the same thing.
“Today she is still living on inside someone else and it helps with the grief, it’s taken some of the pain away.”
Hope’s father, Drew, added: “She only lived for 74 minutes but she has achieved more than some people do in a lifetime.”