George Hassett: Young farmer to have his organs donated after tragic car accident leaves behind partner of four years and toddler twins
- Young father dies after tragic car accident left him brain dead
- His family revealed that his organs will be donated to those in need
A farmer and father of two died in a horrific accident with a truck.
George Hassett, 30, was a passenger in a car that collided with a truck in heavy fog on the Hume Highway near Tarcutta, NSW on August 11.
The young father of one-year-old twin boys was airlifted to hospital in Canberra in critical condition, suffering multiple injuries ‘that even the toughest young man we know ultimately couldn’t overcome “.
After nearly a week of fighting for his life, Mr Hassett sadly passed away on Thursday.
He was just months away from marrying his girlfriend of four years, Aly.
Mr. Hassett had selflessly decided that he would donate his organs when he died.
The family of a young farmer who died tragically in a horrific car accident have revealed they are heartened by the fact that he was an organ donor and that his latest gesture will help save lives. Pictured: George Hassett and his partner Aly
‘George and Aly decided a long time ago that their wish would be to donate organs to people in need and we all hope that maybe the people out there feel like we are now comforted and comforted by George’s life gifts,’ family friend Meg Dean wrote on UN GoFundMe page created for the family.
Mr Hassett has always wanted to donate his organs, Aly said, with several potential recipients set to undergo tests to see if they are a match.
“He just has a huge personality, he’s so kind and understanding,” she told the The telegraph of the day.
“She’s just the best person you could ask for.”
The heartbroken fiancée revealed the last thing Mr Hassett said to her was “I love you”.
It was a short conversation where he asked her to rope up the horses, but more importantly, they then expressed their love for each other.
The couple were due to wed in the Southern Highlands in November and Aly still plans to legally change her name to that of her beloved fiancé.
His partner of four years, Aly (pictured), and the mother of their one-year-old twin sons, Oliver and Cooper, described him as ‘a huge personality’ and ‘so kind and understanding’
The couple were due to marry in November this year in the Southern Highlands, Aly still intends to legally change her name to Hassett in memory of her beloved fiancé
Aly said she and Mr Hassett were very similar, enjoying riding and living in the countryside.
Along with her own grief, Aly must also take care of her twins, who will grow up without their father, although they are still too young to understand him.
“They came to the hospital and recognized him, before touching his hand and saying goodbye,” she said.
Ms Dean said that “George has always looked out for others.
“We are asking people to please dig deep so that we can help Aly and the boys get through this horrible time, with general expenses while Aly is unable to work as she will be caring for her two little ones without George.”
Aly revealed the last thing Mr Hassett said to her was “I love you” before driving off in a vehicle that tragically crashed into a truck on the Hume Freeway in thick fog.
One contributor wrote that she had “worked with Aly many years ago”. I am truly devastated for her and her beautiful boys.
“Sending loving and healing vibrations during this time.”
Another wrote that it was an “absolute tragedy”. Such a good man taken too soon.
“My condolences go out to his entire family and I will be thinking of you all during this time.”