Features Tuesday, April 07, 2015 - 05:30
Haritha John | The News Minute |1.22 pm IST She was a housewife who struggled to bring up her children. Life gave her several sorrows. Her husband passed away 15-years-ago leaving behind her and their two sons. Just when they had reassembled their lives, her elder son passed away in an accident two years ago. Last Friday, 48-year-old Rajeswari too breathed her last. But her son Ajay, an engineering student, though orphaned, decided to give his mother the best farewell gift. “My mother will now live in this world through five other people who are accepting her organs,” says Ajay. Rajeshwari S from Alapuzha district, who had met with a road accident on March 4, died on Friday. With her son’s consent, her organs have been donated. Her liver has been donated to a patient in Amritha Hospital, one kidney to a patient in Kochi Lakeshore hospital and another one to a patient in Kozhikode Medical College. Her eyes have been donated to two patients at the Angamaly Little Flower eye hospital. Some of these surgeries will be carried out on Sunday, March 8, which marks the International Women’s Day. “This is the best good bye gift we could give her. She will live through them,” Ajay says. With all three in his family no more, Ajay has been left alone, but he is happy that his mother saved some other lives. Rajeshwari’s brothers Unnikrishnan, Jayaprakash, her parents and Ajay signed the consent for donation her organs. “She was a house wife, who struggled to bring up her children. She had many sorrows; her husband’s death followed by her son’s death, but she overcame everything. Though we couldn't save her, this is what we could give her”, Unnikrishnan mourns. Unnikrishnan also said that it was Ajay who first decided to donate his mother’s organs.
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