A LOVING mother hit by a scrambler in West Belfast has tragically died in hospital.
Mum-of-three Valerie Armstrong passed away in the Royal Victoria Hospital last night a day after she was struck at Colin Glen Forest Park on Tuesday while out for a walk.
Following Mrs Armstrong’s death her family gave their permission for her organs to be donated to give the gift of life to others.
Priest Fr Vincent Cushnahan revealed: “Valerie carried an organ donor card and had done since she was younger.
“After she died last night, her family decided to respect those wishes so other people can be given a second lease of life.
“Those people won’t know Valerie, but they will ensure her legacy lives on.
“Valerie will help others have a second chance.”
Mrs Armstrong’s heartbroken husband, Seamus, and family have not yet finalised the details of the devoted mum’s funeral.
Her family kept a vigil at her bedside in the hospital’s intensive care unit until she finally passed away.
Friends paid tribute to Valerie, who was in her 30s, saying she had “lived for her family”.
A 17-year-old is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates’ Court charged in connection with the death of Mrs Armstrong.
A 15-year-old also arrested over the incident has been released on police bail.