Mum shares the last moment with her son ‘He picked me a flower and said “I love you Mummy”. Moments later Jimmy was hit by a train’.
When Jimmy was three years old he was struck by a train after wandering near the tracks that ran behind his family home in Ballarat, Victoria.
It was the last week of the 2011 September school holidays when Jimmy came inside to give his mother flowers he’d picked from the garden.
He handed his mum a blue iris and a red tulip, the stems too short for her to hold, and told said: ‘I got some flowers for you mum, they’re beautiful just like you’.
‘I love you mum,’ he said, before going back outside to play.
Jimmy was outside with older siblings Riley and Tehya, now 12 and 10 years old, as well as his friend Amy.
Doctors tried everything to save Jimmy’s life, but there was nothing they could do.
His parents, Jon and Michelle, made the decision to donate his organs, and Michelle told Daily Mail Australia they started a Foundation in his name to raise awareness about tissue and organ donation.
‘It’s a way people can talk about Ethan in a positive regard,’ Ms Seccull said.
Jimmy’s kidneys and heart valves were donated, saving three lives.
Ms Seccull said she hopes to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation through Jimmy’s foundation. The foundation is Jimmy’s legacy.
The family started the Ethan ‘Jimmy’ Seccull Foundation to help raise awareness about organ and tissue donation.
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