Family of tragic Kirkcaldy teen donate organs

Gary Wallace (17) from Kirkcaldy whose family have donated his organs.
Gary Wallace (17) from Kirkcaldy whose family have donated his organs.
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A KIRKCALDY boy who died yesterday (Thursday) has helped save the lives of numerous others with the donation of many of his transplantable organs.

Gary Wallace (17), who died in the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, following several days in intensive care, donated his pancreas, heart valves, kidneys and liver to help others.

His mother Jane, speaking on behalf of his family, said: “Gary was an amazing person, loving son, brother, grandson, nephew, friend, dad and doting uncle.

“Nothing can describe how much he will be missed and he will always be remembered for his outgoing, loving and caring personality.

“He had a heart of gold and was a lovable little rogue who was the baby of a family of five. He was a really helpful boy who had just begun to start his adult life, attending college and being a new dad to baby Sophie.

“He loved his two dogs Leo and Diesel, and nothing can describe the loss and pain we feel as a family.

“In this tragic time for the family, we draw comfort from the fact that he is helping to save the lives of others.

“We are grateful for the support we have received from the local community, but now need time and space to grieve and would request that we are left in peace.”

A man is expected to appear at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court next week over the death of Gary Wallace.