Just how best could it have been for Tim Head, 64, to say thank you to Jane Blake and her family for accepting to donate her late son’s heart to Tim? Thank you is not enough, certainly thank you isn’t just enough.
Of course, that is the kind of expression you often get from every organ recipient who understands what it is to have one’s life hung between life and death.
Probably, indigenes of Great Yarmouth are uncommon set of people with great minds. People that can always go the extra mile in giving out everything within their powers when it comes to saving dying lives.
Jake sounds unusually generous- sacrificially generous. This is the ultimate prize gifted on a platter of gold, yet bizarrely uncommon. How lucky is Tim?
For Jane, handing out Kit’s heart to Tim was more or less removing Kit’s healthy heart from his dying body and then transplanting it into another different yet lively body. It was a gracious moment for the two families meeting each other.
Kit’s heart is responsible for the shared bond between Tim and Kit’s family. Jane apparently had this firsthand idea of where his son’s heart was heading to. And even though she didn’t have a clue of who the recipient would be, certain people could still have been responsible for the two families meeting each other one on one. Staff at where she had had a heart transplant could have played a vital role.
Interestingly, Kit was into bricklaying as much as Tim still probably does. I doubt if Tim has not retired.
Our stories around organ donations are becoming interestingly weird for me each time they are reeled or shared for public consumption, and more importantly, to woo more generous hearts into the act of donating organs.
Tim isn’t the only benefactor, three others have had to be gifted Kit’s organs. I doff my hat for Jane and her family.
Tim, a resident of Corbyn in Northamptonshire will forever be grateful to Jane and Kit for the second life he currently live