I couldnâ€™t stop my tears (of excitement) from flowing for a couple reasons.
I read about a story of a 14-year old girl, Tee Hui Yi, getting a heart transplant after waiting for the right donor for more than a year.
Definitely itâ€™s good news for Hui Yi who has been using a luggage-like mechanical heart all this while. Itâ€™s also an exciting moment for her parents who have never stopped praying for her fast recovery.
As a parent, I share in the joy too. The transplant gives a huge relief to her parents.
But what really touched me was more than that.
I feel so proud for the father of the donor – a 15-year-old boy who has been confirmed brain-dead after a road accident.
It really touched my heart when he said this after he received a telephone call from a doctor telling him that his sonâ€™s heart had been successfully transplanted to Hui Yi:
â€œAlthough I have lost a son, I now feel like I have a foster daughter.â€
On why he agreed for his son to be an organ donor, he said: â€œMy son was Godâ€™s gift to me. Now, it is time to return the gift to God.â€
The moment I read this, my tears started to flow uncontrollaby.
I truly believe that Hui Yi would agree with me that this is a gift of life that is so full of love and selflessness.
I wish more people would pledge to donate their organs to save more lives and help others live a better life.