An Indian man who lost his two children after a compound wall and three houses collapsed due to heavy downpour has donated the eyes of his dead children to a local eye hospital.
The incident on Monday claimed lives of seventeen people including the two children, 15-year-old Ramanathan and 18-year-old Nivedha who were sleeping in Nadur, India.
The grieving father, Selvaraj took the bodies of his two children at a government hospital where a team of doctors from Aravind Eye Hospital approached him seeking his consent for donating the eyes of his children.
Despite his emotional state Selvaraj gave his consent immediately.
Reports also say that the mother of the children died similar death seven years ago after seven years ago after a building fell on her.
“My children lost their mother early. They used to sleep at their aunt’s place despite our house being in the same area, at Kannappan Nagar in Nadur,‚ÄĚ TNIE quoted Selvaraj as saying.
After his wife’s death, the children were being raised by Sivakami, sister-in-law.
“My daughter used to say she wanted to become a police officer. She even joined a college and was pursuing a degree. But, her dream disappeared along with her. My hopes got shattered too. I accepted to donate their eyes when doctors requested so that at least their eyes would live on in this world.‚ÄĚ
Not only will Selvaraj going to help someone to live with eyes in the world but also have the assurance that his kids are living in the world in some form or another.
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