Lucia Mee, BEM
This week was rocked by the sad news that one of #iwill ambassadors, local heroes and overall inspiring young lady passed away shortly after her 4th liver transplant and a couple of days before her 21st birthday. Lucia came to our attention back in 2018 when she was nominated as an #iwill ambassador, however we know that her volunteering and social action story started long before.
Lucia was inspired by her organ donors and their families as their selflessness enabled her to live a full and very meaningful life. Not only did Lucia campaign for organ donation as well as positive mental health but she also represented her country at the Transplant Games.
Many of our Millennium Volunteer 200 Hour Awardees will remember Lucia as she compered our Belfast Ceremony in 2019. The packed Great Hall was still as she told her story and brought everyone on her own personal journey but it was also her eloquence and humility that touched everyone around her. Lucia also participated with Volunteer Now remotely and through attending meetings whenever her health allowed and we will miss her foresight and honesty.
Our love goes to her family at this heartbreaking time and we echo Lucia’s words of “Live Loudly Donate Proudly”.