Boy Killed In Freak Accident Saves Five Lives After His Death

This young boy’s family has helped him live on in five other children, even after his death.

A young boy saved five lives – after he died.

Oliver Croker, 12, died in a freak accident, and his family made the noble decision of donating the youngster’s organs to five children so that he may live on in them in some way.

Oliver stood on the sidelines of his brother's soccer game when two players ran into the rope surrounding the pitch; a spiked post dislodged and struck his head. Oliver was airlifted to hospitals in Exeter and then Bristol in the United Kingdom, where he was placed on life support, but succumbed to his injuries on Monday.

His family decided to use Oliver's death to save other children.

"We would very much like you all to feel so proud of Oliver this evening. Through organ donation he has given life to five other children. He will live on in them," his mother Pippa Croker wrote on a memorial Facebook page for Oliver.

"Love you our beautiful gorgeous boy," she added.  

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His older brother Tom posted: “Today has been the hardest day of my life saying goodbye to my little brother Oliver. I would just like to say thank you to everyone for the kind messages and the support has been amazing for the whole family. Thank you all so, so much.”

The youngster also had a twin brother, Billy, and studied at Tiverton High School in Devon.

“It is with great sadness that we hear of the death of Olly Croker in a freak accident at the weekend,” the school's headmaster Andrew Lovett said in a statement.

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There's an inquiry underway into the tragic incident. 

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