I was in Bangalore Art of Living International Centre, doing services with various departments those days. It was around 2018, one fine evening, when my brother called up to say that "Chechi, my doctor has told me that I can 'go' anytime! Please come home if you really care about my happiness!", and then began sobbing.
Society didn’t fail to criticize the decision of me donating my liver to Dad. Even our relatives would ask Mumma, “How can you leave your daughter to die?”, “Who will marry your daughter?”, “What if she gets pregnancy issues?”.
I have never felt this healthy before, as I was ill since birth. I would often wonder how it felt to climb stairs without getting breathless. My thoughts have turned into reality as I can now see how wonderful life is without restrictions.
I feel that when a relative donates their organs, the praise is only until the recipient survives. For donors of unsuccessful transplants - losing their loved one can mean losing their spirts and their confidence.
Life is full of happiness, sadness, hard times and good times. If you are going through hard times, have faith that good times are on their way. Vigyan Arora recounts his journey throught a Simultaneous Pancreas and Kidney Transplant (SPKT)
You know how you dream of when everything would be ok and life would be perfect? It happened to us. I actually have no other way to describe it.” Read Akshay’s story on his father’s Lung Transplant.
Working on mental, emotional and spiritual strength after transplant is as important as building physical strength. I want to share every bit of my experience with you, ‘My Community’, the true warriors.
I will not lie by saying that I was not afraid for myself, my health, and my future life. But love of the family makes one stronger, and I was firm with my decision.
Did I really need to put my mother to make this sacrifice for me? Did I have to take a part of her body? Ashish Sangwan writes about his incredible mother, his loving family, and life ahead after a kidney transplant.
एक कहावत है कि अपनी खुद की नज़र अपने परिवार पर या किसी अपने पर सबसे पहले लगती है।