[Jane Howdle | Yahoo! News]

“I always wanted to make a difference with my life, leave a positive impact on the earth. I like to think I’ve done that.”

A young woman has died of cystic fibrosis two days after writing her bucket list.

Kirstie Tancock, 27, became the face of organ donation when she appeared in moving BBC documentary Love on the Transplant List in 2011.

She married partner James on the show, at a time when she was considered to be hours from death.

Kirstie had a lung transplant operation three weeks after her wedding, but her body sadly rejected the organs after two years.

A second transplant was also unsuccessful, and Kirstie – who had suffered from cystic fibrosis from birth – was told at the start of November that doctors couldn’t do any more.

Kirstie and Stuart on their wedding day (SWNS)

She died this morning (Thursday) just two days after writing her bucket list, which described a Christmas break with her family as one of her greatest wishes.

Stuart, her husband, said: “I am sorry too say that this morning my beautiful wife and Lyn’s beautiful daughter passed onto a place where she can dance, sing, party and pole as much as she wants. There is also no pain and suffering now.

“Kirstie was one in a million and meant the world and more to so many people. As you know Kirstie is a fighter and fought to the very end. She went peaceful and pain free.

“I can’t express what we and the family are going through currently and hope you understand if we’ve not called you personally.”

He ended by thanking Royal Devon and Exeter and Harefield hospitals, adding “what they have done over the years has been above and beyond and also her two donors who gave her the extra five amazing years with us”.

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