The image shows Chinese doctors bowing down to an 11-year-old boy’s body and his grieving mother. He earned their respect by his selfless act that saved several lives.
Liang Yaoyi from Shenzhen was being treated at the hospital for a brain tumor. As his condition became fatal, his heroic last wish was to have his organs donated for those in need.
His story translated by ChinaSMACK reached the world and eventually made it to social media where it has received an overwhelming response. People not only admire him for his courageous act, but also shared personal experiences.
“Had a kidney & pancreas transplant 4 years that saved my life. +1 for all organ donors!!! This boy is a real hero!!!” said RicardoShillyshally092
“My uncle's kidney was transplanted in 1995! My MIL's liver transplanted in 2007. We are VERY grateful for the gifts we have been given.” -- redfizzy
“i love when people are selfless, if i am diagnosed with uncurable cancer, i will spend my time on adventures, then give my body to medicine." -- bendeem
He even inspired others:
IchbineinFaultier said, “Makes me feel happy that when I went to get ID today I checked to be a organ donor. This picture made me tear up a bit. “
This child is truly an inspiration.
In the United States, more than 122,000 men, women and children need lifesaving organ transplants. Every 10 minutes another name is added to the national organ transplant waiting lis,t but unfortunately an average of 18 people die each day from the lack of available organs.
Isn’t it time we thought of being selfless and helping others even after we are gone? In the words of Internet user QuiACoupeLeFromage, “When I die, you can have my organs. Not like I need them where I'm going. “