My Engine Parts27 September 2023
During Organ Donation Week, our primary school organ donation education partners, the Orgamites, are launching a special children’s book titled My Engine Parts. The inspiration behind this heart-warming story comes from the life of a remarkable young girl from Wales named Belle Curran.
During Organ Donation Week, our primary school organ donation education partners, the Orgamites, are launching a special children’s book titled My Engine Parts.
The inspiration behind this heart-warming story comes from the life of a remarkable young girl from Wales named Belle Curran. My Engine Parts weaves a tale that is both poignant and humorous, highlighting the undeniable parallels between us humans and the various cars we rely on daily. It’s a story that resonates with every young family, leaving smiles in its wake.
Now, let us introduce you to the remarkable Belle Curran and the reason this book came into existence.
Born in 2008, Belle had an immense passion for all things artistic, creative, and automotive. Many of her evenings were spent cuddled up with her father, John, as he participated in online auctions for broken cars and car parts. Belle’s fascination lay in watching her father work his magic, skilfully restoring these cars to their former glory. It was her absolute favourite thing to do with her dad.
Unfortunately, Belle’s life took a challenging turn when she was diagnosed with a critical illness and was told that she required a double lung transplant. Just like the cars her father lovingly fixed up, Belle needed spare parts too. Tragically, Belle lost her battle in 2019, still waiting for her life-saving transplant. The reality was stark, the list of individuals awaiting organ transplants far exceeded the number of available organs. To reduce this agonising wait and save more lives, the Orgamites initiative aspires to share Belle’s story far and wide.
So, how can you lend your support? Do you happen to have connections with a car company or a direct line to Formula 1 boss, Toto, and Susie Wolff?
To launch this remarkable book and raise awareness about the critical importance of organ donation, our mission is to provide every primary school in Wales (starting with Belle’s very own school, Spittal V.C. School) with two free copies of My Engine Parts – one in English and the other in Welsh. This initiative sets our target for Wales at 2,438 books, with an estimated cost of £20,000.
If you believe you can contribute or would like to sponsor the book launch, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who are the Orgamites?
The world’s leading organ donation education and health awareness programme for kids aged 5 – 11. Created by health experts, teachers and parents.
The Orgamites are known as the “mighty organs” because they represent the most-donated parts of the body. These lovable characters help kids to connect with and appreciate the roles of their organs, while learning what organ donation and transplantation is all about. The Orgamites also inspire children to live healthier, show more compassion for others, and be more environmentally aware.
Learn more at orgamites.com