Stories of parents sacrificing for their child are abound on the internet but have you ever encountered a case of a parent choosing who among her children would live because it’s impossible for them to survive simultaneously?
That is exactly what this mother, Lian Ronghua, experienced when she was forced to choose who among her two sons would receive one of her kidneys for them to live a normal life.
Trending News Portal reported that Ronghua has two sons, Li Haiqing (26-years-old) and Li Haisong (24-years-old). Both of them have a kidney condition called uremia.
Her husband cannot donate his kidney because he suffers from a high blood pressure. Meanwhile, Ronghua can only offer one of her kidneys to her sons because she needs the other one to function properly in order for her to live.
Being the elder brother, Haiqing pleaded with his mother to donate the kidney to Haisong instead. He said, “We will save little brother first.”
Ronghua was devastated because she wanted to save both of her sons. She wanted both of them to have kidneys but she could only give one, which made react the only way she really could, she cried.
It’s not an easy decision for Ronghua but she eventually accepted her elder son’s wish. According to the source, the operation cost them seven thousand yuan.
It was not only the mother whose heart was broken upon the decision—both brothers actually argued as to whom among them would receive the kidney.
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Haiqing reportedly said to his mother, “He is a graduate, he can find a good job easier.” Haiqing, on the other hand, have to wait for someone who could willingly donate a kidney for him.
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