Friday, July 31, 2020

He is no more; but he lives on in others

Last week, a heart-warming piece of news came from Kerala. The family of a man, who was declared brain dead by the doctors, decided to donate his organs -- heart, kidneys, eyes, small intestine and hands -- to others who might need them.

27-year-old Anujith was seriously injured in a motorbike accident on July 14 and was admitted to KIMS Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram. Doctors declared him brain dead three days later. 

On July 21, his heart was airlifted to Lisie hospital in Kochi, and after successful implantation, it began beating in the body of the recipient 11 hours after the extraction.

The small intestine and hands were transplanted to two others at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.

Interestingly, 10 years ago, Anujith and a friend ran beside a railway track for almost 500 meters waving a red bag to warn the driver of an approaching train about a crack in the rail track. The signalling worked and a probable accident averted saving many lives.

Anujith and his friend were then cheered and felicitated. He may not be around today but he lives on in others.

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(This post is part of the monthly We Are The World Blogfest that goes out on the last Friday of every month to highlight the positive stories around us. On Facebook and on Twitter.)






23 comments:

  1. Hi Pradeep - what a wonderful post to read up ... amazing family - and how interesting the synchronicity through his life. It's brilliant that so many others have lived through him ... either because of his actions, or later because of his sad farewell to this earth ... as you say he lives on.

    An excellent #WATWB post ... just brilliant ... thank you - it's uplifting ... Hilary

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  2. Hari OM
    How uplifting to read of such! YAM xx

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  3. I am sorry for this generous family's loss. Thank you very much for sharing. Be well!

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  4. How sad that this happened to him. My thoughts are with Anujith's family.

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  5. Very heart warming. He is still living thru several others. He is also a real hero by preventing a train accident and saving many lives.

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  6. What a touching story, Pradeep. Anujith had the soul of a hero. So good to know he's contributing to other people's health too. A hero even after death.

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  7. The credit should go to his family - even in that moment of grief they decided to do good for others.

    Destination Infinity

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  8. Thanks for sharing this with us. Anujith's life lives on in others. And amazing about his warning of the approaching train and a crack in the rail. A great #WATWB post.

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  9. That is heart touching. He lives on through others indeed. Thankyou for spreading on this good news. ❤️

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  10. Really touching... and also inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. I am touched and happy to have such a good person ... truly noble Anujith. May he be happy in God's bosom.

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  12. He did it twice and that is something great. Bless him and his family.

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  13. What a truly inspirational story. To have lived such a meaningful life and made such a difference in a short time!

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  14. Yes, Pradeep, though his brain was dead, all his organs were functional in him.They are functional in eight other persons. Anujit when alive, had dedicated his life for the welfare of others. Such a valuable life he shed very early.

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    1. Hi Sarala - A very noble gesture by his family. Thanks

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