A Young Boy Begged His Mom To Let Him Die, And His Reason Broke My Heart

May 21, 2015

Zhou Lu and her son Chen Xiaotian were a very happy family, but at only five years old, tragedy struck. Doctors diagnosed little Chen with a malignant brain tumor.

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Doctors said he wouldn't make it to adulthood.

His mother had difficulty adjusting to the news, and only months later, she was diagnosed with kidney disease.

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The two battled side-by-side in the hospital for years. Zhou required dialysis, while Chen needed around-the-clock care.

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Chen's tumor eventually pressed against his optic nerve and he became blind; he also became bedridden.

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The doctors couldn't do anything to save Chen, but Zhou could recover with a new kidney. It was her only hope.

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"They told me that my grandson would not survive," she told Daily Mail, "but his kidneys could help his mother, and also save two other lives as well."

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Zhou refused. "She absolutely didn't want to hear any talk of that happening," her mother said.

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When Chen overheard his mother's dilemma, he confronted his mother and demanded that he be allowed to save her life.

"Mom, I want to save your life," he begged.

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She finally agreed and decided "if her son was to die, her only consolation was that part of him would live on in her."

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Days later, little Chen passed away.

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The doctors bowed to him and said a prayer before moving on with the organ transplant to show their respect for such a brave young boy.

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The transplant was successful, but Zhou wasn't the only one rescued by his selfless act.

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His other kidney went to a 21 year-old girl and his liver was given to a 27 year-old man.

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Thanks to this brave little boy, three lives were saved and forever changed.

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