A boy born with a rare liver disease who had four transplants within eight months has died.
Carl Langford lost his battle against biliary atresia, a condition which can lead to irreversible liver damage, on January 19.
The five-year-old died minutes after playing Pass the Parcel during an early birthday party held at Hope Hospice, in Oswestry. Carl, who lived near Bridgnorth, Shropshire, would have been six on February 15.
Today his coffin will be taken on a Harley Davidson to Dudley Crematorium in Gornal Wood.
Carl's mother, Gail Lang-ford, said her youngest son had a passion for motorbikes and loved riding his own mini-motorcycle around the family's farm.
Ms Langford said: "He loved to go to 'biker night' in Worfield every Wednesday to watch the motorbikes, and he loved riding his around the farm."
For 18 months medical staff at Birmingham Children's Hospital believed Carl was doing well, until he developed colangitis - a liver infection.
He had a liver transplant in July 2003, but his body rejected that six weeks later. Carl received a second transplant in November 2003, but this also triggered chronic rejection and he lost that organ.
In March 2004 he was given a third liver but it developed a bile leak. Three days after surgeons repaired the leak, Carl haemorrhaged and was given just 48 hours to live.
A month later he received his fourth, and final, liver transplant. After nearly five years of treatment, he started his first term at Worfield Primary School, Bridgnorth, last January.
But after just 12 weeks his body began rejecting his fourth donated organ.
Ms Langford said: "Doctors at the Children's Hospital did more tests but felt that, again, this liver would not last. So he was put on the list for a fifth transplant.
"But by October his condition had become much worse and we were constantly in and out of the hospital."
"If it hadn't been for them doing all that they could for Carl since he was eight weeks old, my little boy wouldn't have lived past three let alone have the extra two years their care and treatment gave him," she said.
"I am upset but I feel what happened was right for him. He died just ten minutes into his early birthday party at the hospice surrounded by his friends and family."
Ms Langford added: "When he died I felt a sense of relief for him because he had fought right up until the end."
* The family request any donations should be made to Ward 8 at Birmingham Children's Hospital or Hope Hospice, in Oswestry, Shropshire.