They say that life and death are two sides of the same coin. That is why it is no longer a new thing for us when we hear inspirational stories of people who chose to give up their lives for others. People consider it a heroic act while others refer to it as unconditional love. For people who are already on their deathbed, thinking about how they will spend the very last moments of their life must be very hard. However, knowing that they can still do something significant before they finally breathe their last breath may help ease the anxiety. Many people owe their survival to the demise of an organ donor.
An inspiring story of a baby in Illinois, USA is now going around the internet. In a report by Social Daily Trends, a baby only a few months old was diagnosed with a rare liver disease caled Biliary Atresia by medical practitioners. Those afflicted with this medical condition are born without a gallbladder, an important organ in the body that helps an infant digest the food by supplying the gastro-intestinal tract with bile that helps digest food.
According to the source, Baby Braylee, the newborn daughter of the couple, Justin and Amanda, the couple was alarmed when they noticed that their child appeared to be yellowish in color a few months since she was born. Baby Braylee became sickly and due to the said condition, her tummy became bloated which was likened to a “big balloon”.
The vulnerable toddler has undergone various surgeries. Doctors did their best to extend her life by connecting her liver to her intestines, however, nothing happened. Instead, Baby Braylee’s condition only became more dire.
Unable to find an organ donor, Justin has finally decided to accept the risk of being her daughter’s donor. Despite the fact that it might cause complications to his own health, Justin remained steadfast in his decision.
However, on the day that he was supposed to undergo the surgery, they received some unexpected good news. They were informed that an organ donor met his demise and his organs were available, his liver was to be donated and among his two beneficiaries was Baby Braylee.The sudden turn of events was considered a miracle by the couple.
The liver transplant was a success.
After many months since the surgery, Baby Braylee is now a happy and healthy baby. Thanks to the man who chose to donate his organs before he left this world.
What can you say about this inspiring story? Do you know someone who chose to be an organ donor just to extend a person’s life? Share your thoughts, reactions, and opinions in the comments section below!