Dad urges all to get on donar list
WHEN father and passionate organ donation campaigner David Gough arrives at Coffs Harbour Health Campus this morning, standing behind him in spirit will be another father, who is on the waiting list for a life-saving liver transplant.
That transplant would give 45-year-old Adam Gilmore, a father-of-three from Raleigh, the opportunity to be around long enough to walk his daughters down the aisle in the years ahead.
Adam has three teenage daughters, aged from 14 to 19, who are faced with losing their father to a rare genetic condition which is destroying his liver.
David Gough lost his 26-year-old daughter when her life was cut short in a vehicle accident near Boorowa on Christmas Eve 2009.
Her decision to be an organ donor saved the lives of three other critically ill people and her father wants NSW to focus on saving more lives through organ donation.
David Gough, who is on a 5000km motorbike ride to spread the organ donation message, will attend a morning tea with staff in the hospital foyer at the Coffs Harbour Health Campus between 9.30am and 10.30am this morning.
Members of the Coffs Harbour Ulysses Club will meet David after morning tea and ride with him to Grafton, where he will stop for lunch.
David’s ride started from the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra on February 4 and he will return to Canberra on February 25.
He reached Bellingen on Wednesday and will travel to Tweed Heads and Lismore tomorrow.
Her decision to be an organ donor saved the lives of three other critically ill people