BARRY mum Nadine Marshall whose son Conner died after being attacked by stranger has spoken of the teenager’s decision to be an organ donor.

Eighteen-year-old Conner was brutally attacked by David Braddon at a caravan park in Porthcawl in March 2015 and he died in hospital four days later.

Braddon, then 26, of Caerphilly, who attacked Conner in a case of mistaken identity, pleaded guilty and was jailed for life.

Mrs Marshall and her husband Richard are helping to continue their son’s legacy by promoting the Welsh Government/Organ Donation Wales teaching and learning packs which are available to to Welsh schools, clubs, and organisations and can be downloaded from the official website.

Conner, who expressed his decision to donate aged 15, features in the packs.

His parents visited a Year 10 class in Swansea to see a lesson being given.

Mrs Marshall said: “The class wasn’t sad or gloomy. Students took part and the teacher was sensitive and very honest.

“To see the packs being used was an exciting and positive point. We spent time with the students, answering questions, giving details and listened to their opinions on organ delivery and the importance of knowing and understanding the process and options available in Wales.

“I don’t think we give many young people the credit or acknowledgement they deserve, in making choices and decisions.

“Opinions should be talked about, challenged, agreed or disagreed.

“If given information in a sensitive and formative way then discussions about organ donation with parents and loved ones can make a difference.

The family have since been told that thanks to Conner’s organs, three lives have been saved.

“Conner made a huge difference to our lives, and is making a difference to three families.

“His legacy is he’s saved three lives and that’s awesome.”

Speaking about his decision to become a donor she added: “It was his decision.”

She said when the family were initially approached by a nurse they found it a difficult prospect to deal with but after some discussion they realised it was what

But they talked and it was what Conner wanted.

South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies praised Conner’s legacy and pledged his support to the #AVoiceForConner and #LifeGoesOnCJM campaigns.

Mr Davies said: “We all know of the lives organ donation has saved – and it is vital we do more to raise awareness.

“Education is of course a key part of that – and the new packs for 11 to 16-year-olds are a fantastic idea.

“They will show the difference organ donation can make – and Conner’s story will play a central role in that. Improving education surrounding organ donation will be his legacy.”