ONE of Port Elizabeth’s most famous organ transplant recipients has died, ending a chapter in the amazing and inspiring story of a young girl’s will to stay alive – and a community’s efforts to help her do so.
Samantha Salt (nee Bunce) – or Sammie as she was affectionately known then – rose to fame as a 10-year-old in desperate need of a liver transplant as she fought for her life against a rare liver disease in 1986.
She was able – with the help of The Herald readers who assisted in raising the R200000 needed for the procedure – to undergo a life-saving transplant in the UK.
On Saturday, the 38-year-old mother of three succumbed to an aggressively spreading breast cancer, her husband, Alistair Salt, said. – Tremaine van Aardt
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