Normally, it is the parents who choose to save their children. When the kids are facing trouble or are in a lot of trouble, it's the mother and father who swoop in to save the day. It is normal to think that parents are the heroes since they are the ones who know more and have experienced more.
This is why it's unusual or uncommon for us to see a child saving the parent. But this is exactly what happened for a 7-year-old boy in China. The YouTube channel New China TV posted a video of a young boy suffering from brain cancer. His story has touched and broken a lot of hearts, not just because of his condition but also because of his wish.
When he dies, the young boy wishes to give his kidney to his sick mother.
The 7-year-old boy was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor when he was five and a half years old. Due to the tumor pressing on his optic nerve, the boy's misfortune got worse as he lost the vision from both his eyes. Experiencing such a hard life in his young age, Chen Xiaotian showed us his maturity and pure heart when he wished not for a long life but for his mom to get well.
Chen Xiaotian did not want toys or a fun day outside, the good son wanted his sick mother to recover through a kidney transplant. After he dies, Chen Xiaotian wants one of his kidneys to be given to his mother so she could recover from a renal failure.
The grandmother of the sick boy was first to suggest this possibility but the mom objected harshly to this proposition. But Chen wanted to save his mother. And hours after his death, the doctors at Jingzhou City's Tongji Hospital completed the procedure and Chen's mother was finally cured.
A lot of people were inspired and touched by Chen's story. Many lighted candles to pay tribute to the young boy's life. There were also those who donated around $51,000 to the grieving family.
What can you say about this boy's sacrifice? Would you have done the same for someone you love? Share your thoughts in the comments below!