This 6-year-old boy did something that many of us might not be able to do in our lifetime!
He proved to the world how a real hero makes sure his life contributes to the service of others.
Though he died on Wednesday, he and his parents made sure they light up the lives of two children with visual impairment.
Surjyaprabha Chanda was like any child of his age.
Until a few days ago, you would have found him running around, smiling and laughing like any carefree kid.
But neither he nor his parents knew that life had something terrible planned for this 6-years-old.
His brain was affected by a viral infection – meningoencephalitis. As per the Telegraph, the doctor shared:
“The child, a kindergarten student, was diagnosed with acute meningoencephalitis, in which a viral infection causes an inflammation of the brain, leading to headache, disorientation and other neurological problems. The infection at times turns fatal”
The boy complained of throat ache and tiredness after returning home from a game of football last Thursday evening. He was running a temperature.
Somnath Ghorai, the paediatrician who treated the boy, said the child’s condition was critical when he was brought in.
After struggling for his life, the boy was declared brain dead on Monday and left his parents alone on Wednesday.
To overcome the pain of losing their child, the parents expressed the desire to donate their child’s kidneys, liver & heart.
“Me and my wife were shattered when we heard that our son was brain dead but we decided to donate his organs at once….We just wanted our son to live on in other children who are suffering from diseases and need a transplant,”
But when the tests were conducted to assess the viability of organs, the couple from Bengal, was highly disappointed to hear that the organs are not fit for the transplant.
A senior official of the Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (ROTTO) shared:
“This [the organs not being fit for transplant] could be because the child had suffered a cardiac arrest on Monday,”
Later, after the child was declared dead on Wednesday, the hospital authorities told the parents they could donate the corneas.
Being happy to see their son live in other children, the brave parents shared their consent to the transplant.
According to the Telegraph, a senior official of the Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (ROTTO) shared:
“The two corneas that have been harvested from the boy can restore the eyesight of two children. The corneas will be transplanted on different children,”
Being a parent, we can only imagine the pain that Supriyo and Pampa went through the whole traumatic journey.
They showed us how in the world of hatred, there are few who still believe in humanity.
We hope God will give the mother & father strength to bear the loss. We wish their story will inspire other people to donate their organs for the ones struggling with disorders!