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Boy’s organs save 3 children after he dies following sudden collapse at school

Dave Powell
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The organs of a boy who died after suddenly becoming ill at school have helped save three other children.

Patryk Milner was airlifted from his school in Sandbach to Leighton Hospital in Crew and then on to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool on October 1 after he took ill.

Tragically medics there could not save the rugby loving seven-year-old, Cheshire Live reports.

Patryk’s parents, Andy and Aggie, whose catering business is based at Sandbach Rugby Club, took the decision to donate their son’s organs to try and give other children the gift of life.

The dad confirmed via England Rugby three children had benefited from the donation of Patryk’s organs.

He said: “Patryk will always be our super hero, his organs have already given three children the gift of life.

“The grief will always be with us, it’s like an ocean at the moment.

“We are in a storm in the Atlantic whereas my mum and dad are in the Mediterranean; always there but the waves not so big.”

Offley Primary Academy pupil Patryck was a well-known figure in the Sandbach community and a popular member of Sandbach Rugby Club’s under-8s side.

Patryk was described as a “sporty, beautiful and healthy boy” who not only loved rugby but also rollerblading, golf, karate and swimming.

Rob Mayor, former chairman of Sandbach RUFC and close friend of the Milner family, said: “Patryk always had a smile on his face, a cheeky little lad who knew everyone’s name and everyone knew his.

“He was a live-wire. His favourite drink was Vimto which he somehow made you buy from him and then proceeded to drink it himself.

“Not too much later, he would be seen playing the same trick on someone else.

“Saturday and Sunday were Patryk’s favourite days down the club, and he would frequently ride his scooter around the clubhouse and ask the senior players to play with him.

“His favourite team was Sale Sharks and he loved interacting with ex-Sandbach RUFC player Will Cliff, who visited the club regularly.

“He will be dearly missed by all.”

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