Woman celebrates wedding anniversary by donating kidney to orphan boy
Kochi: When a woman decided to donate her kidney, it gave a new life to a poor orphan boy. Kottayam Neerikkad native Seetha Thampi had a unique wedding anniversary celebration this time as she could redefine the destiny of 19-year-old Jayakrishnan, who is not even related to her.
The kidney transplantation surgery was successfully completed at Ernakulam Medical Trust Hospital on Tuesday. Seetha decided to donate her kidney after knowing that Jayakrishnan who lost his parents at a very early age is suffering from kidney disease.
Seetha, wife of Dileep Thampi, is the admin panel member of Daya Charitable trust based in Peringottukurissi in Palakkad. The 47-year-old is the mother of two girls, Kashmeera and Kaveri. Though many people discouraged her from donating kidney, Seetha was firm on her decision.
Palakkad Kottayi native Jayakrishnan was brought by his grandmother Chella and an unmarried aunt after he lost his parents. He completed Plus Two and was doing computer course when diagnosed with kidney disease. Both his kidneys were damaged and had to undergo three dialysis per week.
When the charitable trust members visited him, they realised his pathetic state and decided to help the family. Jayakrishnan’s only request was to help him survive until the death of his grandmother and aunt because they had no one else to lend a helping hand.
When they were searching for a donor, Seetha came forward and the test results also were positive. A total of 76 squads, including 2500 members, set out to raise funds for the surgery. They could collect Rs 15 lakh on a single day from Kottayi panchayat.
Seetha’s husband is employed in Gulf and he came here to sign the documents. Thus both Seetha and Jayakrishnan were admitted to hospital on Sunday which was also the 23rd wedding anniversary of Seetha.
Seetha was working as a HR manager in a private firm but she is not working currently. Daya Charitable Trust chairman E B Ramesh said that though surgery and treatment are expensive, they have also plans to construct a house for Jayakrishnan’s family.