gracious gifts

At Age 16, He Donated Sperm To His Aunt’s Partner. 4 Years Later He Died, And His Parents Found Out

Charlie Lowden, a British scaffolder who died at age 20 during “routine surgery” around Christmas last year, donated sperm to his aunt and her partner so they could have children — but never told his parents Charles and Lynn Lowden. But Lynn’s sister Sarah and her partner Claire told Charlie’s parents about his gracious act after he died, and the married couple who thought they had a niece and nephew now realize they have grandchildren. Claire gave birth to Carlton, now 5, and Sarah, 2 … which, uh, means Charlie first donated his sperm at age 16.