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LISTEN: The Call That Made James O'Brien Cry

Thursday 15th May 2014

This is the heartbreaking call from a man whose father was dying that left James O'Brien in tears.

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After the Royal College of Physicians warned that fewer than half of people dying were aware of their situation, James asked the simple question: would you want to know?

George from Merstham called with a truly remarkable story of what happened when his father was on his death bed. He said he still feels guilty about what happened, but as James told him "I can't remember speaking to someone who did their dad so proud".

Some of the texts we got from people who listened to George said: "What an amazing man", "I feel so much for this man" and "such compassion".

Listen to the call in full above - but perhaps have some tissues at the ready.