THE family of Stanford-le-Hope man Quhey Saunders have been praised by the NHS for donating his heart after his murder near the M25 last month.
Quhey Saunders was attacked and murdered near Cobham Service Station on the M25. A number of men have subsequently been charged with murder.
But the decision by the Saunders family to donate his heart has been praised by the NHS and the community.
A message on the Facebook page NHS Organ Donation said: “Quhey Saunders, whose life was sadly stolen from him at the age of 20 donated his heart.
“This is not something people normally do from a traveller background, but now thanks to Quhey and his legacy so so many from the traveller culture have now become donors.”
The page has over 300,000 likes and comments and praise for Quhey and the rest of the Saunders family have flooded in.
“Nothing but respect for the Saunders family. All the emotion that comes with losing a son/brother at such an early age but then still having the courage to make a decision to donate his organs and save the life of a fellow human being”.
“Just shows how one person’s decision, alongside their families support, can make change happen for the better.”
“So sad this young man has left a hole it seems in so many lives, but organ donation is a truly wonderful thing to do to mend another families
“Well done Quhey, your family will always be proud of you, remembering yu as a young boy at school to the gentleman you became. Tragic, such a loss love and kind thoughts to all your family.”