An 11-year-old boy with brain cancer’s wish to donate his organs moved his medical team so much they bowed in reverence on the day of his death.
Selfless Liang Yaoyi, a gifted student from Shenzhen, China, died from the tumor and his mother can also be seen crying in the background of the poignant snap.
Liang was diagnosed with the disease aged nine after feeling dizzy one day. Soon after he tragically learned he had brain cancer
But despite the bleak prognosis and before passing away Liang told his mother, Li Qun, that he wanted to donate his organs
Liang’s teacher added that he may have learned of organ donation by reading about it at school. It is believed doctors were able to save his kidneys and liver.
Liang’s primary dream was to become an inventor. As his condition became worse, he wanted to be a doctor so he could save more lives.
Liang most certainly died a hero and will continue to live on through the organs he was able to donate.
While scientists are making incredible advancements in the development of replacement organs made from stem cells, synthetic blood for transfusion, and leukemia treatment, those products are not yet to the point where they have replaced the need for human organ, blood, and bone marrow donors.
It’s really a great gesture of respect for our great doctors.