To honour father’s friendship, Bihar youth donates his liver to needy child
The fascinating incident took place in Bihar's Jehanabad district
PATNA: A young man in Bihar has scripted a new definition of friendship by donating his liver to a six-year-old child in the locality though he had no blood relations. The child in trouble was the lone son of his father’s friend.
Ravi Ranjan, a resident of Jehanabad—a central Bihar district once infamous for caste massacres—had close friendship with Ramesh Sharma. Both live in Gandhi Maidan locality of Jehanabad.
Recently, Ranjan’s only son Suryansh fell seriously ill after which he was rushed to a local hospital. During his medical examination, the doctors found his liver damaged and suggested his parents to admit to some big hospitals to save his life.
Without wasting any time, the family admitted the child to the PGI in Lucknow where the doctors repeated the same thing and suggested the family to go for his liver transplantation to save their son’s life.
The shocked father returned home and consulted just everyone in the family seeking for help but none came forward. The lukewarm response from family members left Ranjan family hopeless.
It was then that Ramesh Sharma came forward and asked his friend not to be worry a bit saying he would help him in distress.
“I have two sons but you have only one whose life is in danger. So as a friend, it’s my responsibility to bring happiness in your life. My son will donate liver to your son,” Sharma told his friend, leaving the latter with moist eyes.
Subsequently, Sharma’s son Shivam Kumar donated 60 percent of his liver to the six-year-old boy, thus saving his life. The child’s liver had been damaged due to suffering from hepatitis B.
“I am very happy that happiness has returned to the face of my father’s friend,” said Shivam who works as a Medical Representative.