30-Apr-2017

Malayalee dad who died in accident praised for saving his daughter; organs donated

MANCHESTER March 18: Newspapers in the UK has praised Paul John who died in an accident for giving his life in order to save the life of his daughter.
 
Paul John who died in a horror crash in Wythenshawe pushed his nine-year-old daughter out of the way of the car to save her life, the Manchester Evening News reported.
 
Paul John, from Wythenshawe , died in hospital on Thursday, two days after being struck by a Kia Picanto on Woodhouse Lane at the junction of Hollyhedge Road in Benchill.
 
Mr John, 47, also donated all of his organs to give the gift of life to others.
 
Witnesses reported seeing Mr John desperately push his daughter, Angela, out of the way of the car.
 
The little girl suffered only minor cuts and bruises following Tuesday’s crash .
 
Moments later the car struck a 27-year-old woman and her two-year-old son, who was in a pushchair.
 
The 88-year-old driver of the Kia remained at the scene and is helping GMP with their investigation.
 
Tributes are being paid to devout Catholic Mr John. The 47-year-old attended St Elizabeth’s RC Church in Wythenshawe, and donated all of his organs to give the gift of life to others, the leader of his church group said.
 
The dad-of-two moved to Manchester from Kerala in southern India in 2001, and worked for Sky Chefs at Manchester Airport.
 
Sajan Chacko, president of the Manchester Knanaya Catholic Association, said: “Paul was very involved in church activities, and was a very active member – we are like a family at the church.
 
“He was a lovely man, he always had a nice smile on his face.
 
“He was never rude, and was always very friendly. He was very religious. He spent most of his time with the family, looking after the kids.
 
“That was his life. He would go to work, then go back and look after his family.”
 
Mr John’s wife, Mini Paul, works as a staff nurse at Wythenshawe Hospital and his 13-year-old daughter Kimberley attends Whalley Range High School.
 
Angela attends St Thomas More Catholic Primary School. - Manchester Evening News