Before I had children, I didn’t understand what true love is. But having kids changed that—and I’d do anything for them.
If something ever happened to my kids, I don’t know what I’d do with myself.
Just putting them on the school bus makes me a little anxious. While they’re at school, I think about them all the time. I hope they’re having a good day and that they’ll come home safe and sound.
Zhou experienced something that no mother should ever have to go through. When her son, Chen, was only five years old, he developed a brain tumor.
Zhou stayed constantly by her son’s side. But it wasn’t long before her family’s nightmare became even darker.
Zhou herself was diagnosed with a kidney disease, and soon mother and son were roommates at the hospital.
At first, it looked like Chen would get better. But after another setback, Chen become both paralyzed and blind. And Zhou wasn’t going to make it if she didn’t get a new kidney.
Then when Chen realized he wouldn’t survive, he asked his doctors to let him die so he could save his mother’s life.
Zhou’s mother tried to persuade her to accept Chen’s offer, but Zhou didn’t wouldn’t hear it.
When Chen found out that his mom refused his offer, he begged her to take his kidney. It was his last wish.
Chen wasn’t going to survive and his organs were going to be used to save the lives of people in need.
Eventually, Zhou gave in to Chen’s desire, and he turned out to be a perfect donor match.
A few days later, Chen passed away. His body was taken straight to the operating theater, where his liver and kidneys were prepared to be donated.
Before the operation, the doctors honored Chen with a moment of silence.
With Chen’s incredible act of kindness, his mom fully recovered. And the little boy also saved two more lives: a 21-year-old woman who received his second kidney and a 27-year-old man who received his liver.
Check out this video to learn more about Chen’s story:
What a brave little boy! At seven years old, he made a decision that no child should ever have to make–and he ended up saving three lives.
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