A devoted mother has risked her own life to undergo a double organ donation for her four-year-old son.
Sarah Lamont, from Ballymena, Northern Ireland, recently donated one of her kidneys to her little boy, Joe, and just months later surgeons also removed a section of her liver.
Diagnosed with two aggressive organ diseases before his first birthday – polycystic kidney disorder and congenital hypatic fibrosis, a form of liver disease – doctors were concerned that Joe might not survive as his kidneys were so enlarged they took up his whole abdomen and crushed his lungs.
As such, the little boys kidneys were removed when he was just a few days old and he has been on dialysis ever since
Concerned that her son was “missing a huge part of his life”, the selfless mother took matters into her own hands and elected herself for organ donation.
“We waited for the call to come and it never did,” she told a local TV station -Barcroft.
“Then I thought, ‘If I can give a lobe of my liver, and Joe can receive a kidney, why can I not give both?’
“I’m so glad that I can help my little boy. It’s an amazing feeling.”