Jerry, Jerry and Lincy at their marriage function | Photo: Mathrubhumi News screengrab
Thiruvananthapuram: Lincy knew well that her husband will not return to life and this prompted her to take a crucial decision to donate her husband’s organs to others. When Jerry(31) was in the hospital bed with severe head injuries, his wife Lincy P Abraham did not lose hope. Atlast, he left the world by giving life to five people donating his organs.
It was on July 27, Mannanthala native Jerry met with a scooter accident. He was a Business Development Associate at Byju’s Learning App. On Friday, his brain death was confirmed at KIMS hospital. It was his wife Lincy’s decision to donate Jerry’s organs to five other people. Holding on to her pain, she informed the decision to Dr H V Eeswar, who is the brain death panel member and Head of the Neurosurgery Department of Sree Chitra Hospital Thiruvananthapuram. Jerry’s father and mother supported Lincy’s decision. Health Minister Veena George had helped to speed up the procedures and also expressed respect to Lincy for her brave decision which will bring many others back to new life.
Liver and one kidney was donated to two patients in KIMS hospital, a kidney for a patient in Govt Medical College and cornea to two patients at Govt Eye hospital. Heart valve will be preserved in the Valve bank of Sree Chitra hospital.
Jerry and Lincy have a 2-year-old daughter Jaleena. Dr. H V Eeswar said that he had never seen a person who took such a courageous decision as Lincy. The doctor became helpless when Jerry’s mother asked him to keep Jerry alive with the help of a ventilator so that he could come back to life. By then, the doctor had already confirmed brain death. But Lincy came forward with the decision to donate organs and help others to have a new life through her husband.