After Teen Dies In Tragic Accident, Mother Receives Grateful Letter From Complete Stranger

After Teen Dies In Tragic Accident, Mother Receives Grateful Letter From Complete Stranger
Emma Jones. (SWNS)

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A teenager who was fatally hit while riding her moped has provided a new lease on life to three other people with her donated organs.

Emma Jones, 19, received a fatal head injury when she collided with a car while riding her moped through the town of Lancaster in Lancashire, England, in July 2017.

Eight months before the accident, Emma had signed up to be an organ donor. She told her mother, she “wouldn’t need them if she was dead,” according to SWNS.

Emma’s mother, Beth Jones, holds a picture of her departed but still helpful daughter. (SWNS)
Emma’s mother, Beth Jones, holds a picture of her departed but still helpful daughter. (SWNS)

Then in December, after Emma’s family had come to terms with their loss, they got a letter, which opened up a whole new way to appreciate what Emma had done with her life.

The letter was from a complete stranger. When they opened it, they read a message which provided them with comfort and even a measure of joy.

The letter came from a young woman who had received three of Emma’s organs—her pancreas and both her kidneys.

Emma Jones with her mother, Beth Jones, 41. (SWNS)
Emma Jones with her mother, Beth Jones, 41. (SWNS)

Emma’s mother, Beth Jones, told SWNS. “I received that letter in December and it was just like a Christmas present from Emma.”

“The lady had received Emma’s kidneys and pancreas and she told me how sorry she was about our loss, but that some good had come from it.

This young lady said in the letter that she would have spent her life tied to a machine had Emma not signed up to be an organ donor.

Emma Jones donated 5 of her organs after being killed in a motorbike crash. (SWNS)
Emma Jones donated 5 of her organs after being killed in a motorbike crash. (SWNS)

“Without that operation, she would have needed dialysis treatment for the rest of her life and would have had to take drugs every day, however long she had lived,” Jones said. “She explained how it had transformed and even saved her life.”

 

“Even to this day, I have not been able to read the entire letter,” she said. “It’s so heartfelt and brings everything back.”

Saving lives by giving her own is exactly the kind of thing Emma’s family would have expected of her.

“It is just like her that, even though she isn’t here anymore, she is still helping people,” Beth Jones told SWNS. “She was a selfless person. Emma would do anything for anyone.

“She thought about others before she thought about herself and wore her heart on her sleeve, her death has proven that.”

According to her mother, Emma is having other positive effects. “I know that some of her friends have become donors because of Emma, and her being such an inspiration.”

Beth Jones talked about the day Emma told her she had become an organ donor.

“One day, about six months before the accident, she said ‘Oh, by the way, mum, I’ve just signed up to be an organ donor.’

“She told me she wouldn’t need them if she was dead—that was her sense of humor.

“But she was serious, she said that if she could help someone, she would do.”

 

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