Netizens were touched by the story shared by the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) about a 3-year-old boy, Ezra Miguel who’s considered the youngest organ donor in the Philippines.
Ezra passed away after a drowning incident just a day after the church wedding of his parents.
HOPE – NKTI shared the story of Ezra on their Facebook page, saying that it’s the parent’s decision to donate the organs and tissues of their baby to save other lives.
“Just recently, the courageous parents of a three-year-old boy decided to donate their son’s organs and tissues after the doctors at St. Luke’s Medical Center declared him to be brain dead. The Human Organ Preservation Effort (HOPE) team was called to help make their decision happen. The retrieval of the donated parts was done at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute. Both kidneys have been transplanted in a 24-year-old recipient, and the corneas have been banked at the Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines (EBFP).” the NKTI said.
“We would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the family of our young hero and our heartfelt appreciation for their brave decision. Thank you for your generosity to help others despite the painful loss. May God bless your kind hearts all throughout this lifetime.” they added.
NKTI also shared some photos of Ezra being honored by the doctors and nurses.
In another Facebook post, Ezra’s mother Jennae gave a statement saying that they’re proud of their decision to save the lives of others.
“This is the legacy we can give to our child, so he lives on in the lives of others through sacrifice and the gift of generosity,” she said.
Meanwhile, NKTI urged the netizens to spread awareness about organ donations.
“To honor our young hero and his family, please help us spread awareness about the nobility of deceased organ donation. Your words could save lives. Save someone someday by telling your family you want to be an organ donor. Share your decision and encourage others to do the same.” said NKTI.