On the fourth day of Christmas…

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Today there’s a special Christmas gift – a two in one blog. A multi-media special.

In 2017, The Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) invited a small group of young people on a week-long residential (“Talk, Tell, Transform”) to talk with each other about their experiences of living with liver disease, some of which had led to transplants.

The young people’s family members will probably never know all that went on in that mix of laughter, tears, struggles and support, although some entertaining stories have occasionally leaked out.

At the end of the week, the participants were invited to tell something of their own stories to camera. The short video stories shared on the CLDF website are all powerful, honest and moving. This one, from Luke, was all of that, and presented in a creative and unusual way. Just click on this link and watch how one young star chose to tell his story.

That was three years ago. Since then Luke has made the wheels turn – literally, by winning medals for cycling in the World Transplant Games. On or off a bike Luke’s not standing still.

“When I received my transplant, my donor gave to me…a chance to go to University.”

That’s to do a Media Production degree, so we can expect to see and hear much more from Luke in the future, one way or another. A gift to us all, from his donor.