l was very grateful and accepted the offer. I am going to have a new kidney! Initially, my parents and I were apprehensive and concerned. The donor was young and had a bright future ahead of him. Would the kidney transplant jeopardize his health and his future? Would surviving on just one kidney be an inconvenience, or even cause health problems for him?
On 29th September 2008, the donor and I were wheeled into the operating theater at the same time. I felt so vulnerable and helpless. I had to trust God to lead the surgeon’s hands, and grant him wisdom to operate on me and my donor.
The general anesthesia was administered, I closed my eyes in peace, and surrendered my life to God.
When I opened my eyes, the first thing I saw was the bright light of the operating theater. I was still in a semiconscious state and I could only hear voices. The donor was beside me and I realized that the surgery was over. We waited for a high dependency room to be ready. I vividly recalled when the nurse wanted to push the donor out of the operating theater, the donor said, “Let my brother go first, he needs it more than me!”
That’s how I got my new lease of life. My own brother gave his kidney to me. I was still single then. Now I have a wife and three daughters. The first two are twins. Do they look alike?
“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life” John 15:13
Know of anyone who is willing to lay down his life for you?