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Friday, 4 April 2014

TOUCHING: Meet the 7-year old boy who sacrificed his life to save his mum (Photos)

Zhou Lu, 34, reads to her terminally ill son Chen Xiatian, seven, who went blind with brain cancer
This is so touching and will bring tears to your eyes ..A seven-year-old boy battling brain cancer sacrificed his life to save his mother's by giving her his kidney.
According to Mailonline,Chen Xiaotian was just five when doctors found a malignant tumour in his brain, months before his mother Zhou Lu, 34, contracted kidney disease.

Despite early signs he would recover, the disease aggressively returned, and he was told he would not reach adulthood.The pair battled through together for two years.Eventually, Chen told his mother:

'I want to save your life Zhou needed dialysis treatment, while Chen required round-the-clock care.Towards the end, Chen lost his sight and became so weak he was bed-ridden, nearly paralysed

Grandma Lu Yuanxiu, 57, said: 'The doctors approached me rather than his mother because of the sensitive nature of the issue.
'They told me that my grandson would not survive but his kidneys could help his mother and also save two other lives as well.
'I discussed it with Zhou and she refused point-blank, she absolutely didn't want to hear any talk of that happening.'
In tears, his mother agreed, saying that if her son was to die her only consolation was that part of him would live on in her.
Doctors confirmed that the tissue match was perfect and when he died on April 2, he was quickly moved to the operating theatre where his kidneys and liver were removed and then donated to his mother and two other people.

The pair were inseparable and battled through their debilitating illnesses together for two years

Chen was told he had a brain tumour aged five and despite early signs of recovery, it came bac

Zhou grew increasingly weak, and needed a kidney transplant to survive, and Chen wouldn't let her refuse his

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