The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away

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012016060620171211 (BBC7)

The story of what happens when the death of a child allows others to live.

August 2003. A virus has attacked the heart of a 15 year-old Scottish boy named Marc McCay and it will take a miracle to save him. Meanwhile, in Grantham, 16 year-old Martin Burton collapses at home. Writer and journalist Cole Moreton tells the story of what happens when the death of a child miraculously allows others to live.

A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4.

August 2003. A virus has attacked the heart of a 15 year-old Scottish boy named Marc McCay and it will take a miracle to save him. Meanwhile, in Grantham, 16 year-old Martin Burton collapses at home. Writer and journalist Cole Moreton tells the story of what happens when the death of a child miraculously allows others to live.

A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4.

022016060720171212 (BBC7)

The story of what happens when the death of a child miraculously allows others to live.

It's August 2003 and life hangs in the balance for two teenage boys. A virus has attacked the heart of a Scottish boy called Marc McCay. Only 15 years old - he is slowly dying. Meanwhile further south an English boy is in grave danger. 16-year-old Martin Burton collapsed at home in Grantham at 2 o'clock in the morning and his mother has called the emergency services. Writer and journalist Cole Moreton tells the story of what happens when the death of a child miraculously allows others to live.

A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4.

It's August 2003 and life hangs in the balance for two teenage boys. A virus has attacked the heart of a Scottish boy called Marc McCay. Only 15 years old - he is slowly dying. Meanwhile further south an English boy is in grave danger. 16-year-old Martin Burton collapsed at home in Grantham at 2 o'clock in the morning and his mother has called the emergency services. Writer and journalist Cole Moreton tells the story of what happens when the death of a child miraculously allows others to live.

A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4.

032016060820171213 (BBC7)

The story of what happens when the death of a child miraculously allows others to live.

August 2003 - life hangs in the balance for two teenage boys. A virus has attacked the heart of a Scottish boy called Mark McCay and he is slowly dying in a hospital bed in Newcastle. His only hope is a new heart. Down in Nottingham, 16 year-old Martin Burton is in intensive care with damage to the brain. His mother Sue had just been told there was no chance of recovery. His father Nigel has rushed home from the United States to be by his side. Writer and journalist Cole Moreton tells the story of what happens when the death of a child miraculously allows others to live.

A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4.

August 2003 - life hangs in the balance for two teenage boys. A virus has attacked the heart of a Scottish boy called Mark McCay and he is slowly dying in a hospital bed in Newcastle. His only hope is a new heart. Down in Nottingham, 16 year-old Martin Burton is in intensive care with damage to the brain. His mother Sue had just been told there was no chance of recovery. His father Nigel has rushed home from the United States to be by his side. Writer and journalist Cole Moreton tells the story of what happens when the death of a child miraculously allows others to live.

A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4.

042016060920171214 (BBC7)

The story of what happens when the death of a child miraculously allows others to live.

A virus has attacked the heart of a 15 year-old Scottish boy called Mark McCay who is in hospital in Newcastle. 16 year-old Martin Burton suffered irreversible brain damage, and his parents agreed for his organs to be donated. His heart has gone to 15 year-old Marc McCay, in hospital in Newcastle, who remains unconscious. Writer and journalist Cole Moreton tells the story of what happens when the death of a child miraculously allows others to live.

A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4.

A virus has attacked the heart of a 15 year-old Scottish boy called Mark McCay who is in hospital in Newcastle. 16 year-old Martin Burton suffered irreversible brain damage, and his parents agreed for his organs to be donated. His heart has gone to 15 year-old Marc McCay, in hospital in Newcastle, who remains unconscious. Writer and journalist Cole Moreton tells the story of what happens when the death of a child miraculously allows others to live.

A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4.

05 LAST2016061020171215 (BBC7)

In August 2003, 16 year-old Martin Burton suffered irreversible brain damage, and his parents Nigel and Sue agreed for his organs to be donated. Martin's corneas were frozen for future use, his right kidney was transplanted into an older woman, his left kidney into an older man. Martin's liver saved the life of Andrew Seely, a man in his thirties. Martin's heart has gone to 15 year-old Marc McCay.

In the final part of the series, journalist and writer Cole Moreton joins Nigel and Sue Burton as they travel up to Scotland to see Marc. Cole wants to find out how life has been for him these past 13 years since the transplant that saved his life. Cole is going to ask Marc to let Sue put a hand on his chest and feel the heart that came from her son beating inside him.

A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4.

The story of what happens when the death of a child miraculously allows others to live.

In August 2003, 16 year-old Martin Burton suffered irreversible brain damage, and his parents Nigel and Sue agreed for his organs to be donated. Martin's corneas were frozen for future use, his right kidney was transplanted into an older woman, his left kidney into an older man. Martin's liver saved the life of Andrew Seely, a man in his thirties. Martin's heart has gone to 15 year-old Marc McCay.

In the final part of the series, journalist and writer Cole Moreton joins Nigel and Sue Burton as they travel up to Scotland to see Marc. Cole wants to find out how life has been for him these past 13 years since the transplant that saved his life. Cole is going to ask Marc to let Sue put a hand on his chest and feel the heart that came from her son beating inside him.

A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4.