There’s nothing stronger in this life than a mother’s love for her children. Mothers love their babies and would do anything for them, anytime, anywhere.
Sometimes, all reasoning goes out the door when it comes to mothers and their kids. In this case, Sarah Lamont’s son needed medical help and the only one he can turn to is his mom.
Her son Joe needs a kidney and here’s the kicker, he also needs a liver. Time is not on their side so Mom will give both. She’s a perfect match and why wouldn’t she right?
Sarah Lamont (36) from Ballymena in Antrim said she hasn’t doubted for a second her decision to donate both a kidney and part of her liver to her son Joe.
Born with a rare condition – autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease – Joe was forced to have his kidneys removed and has depended on constant dialysis ever since.
He has also developed advanced liver disease, which could prove life threatening without a transplant.
His mother said she could wait no longer to get him the help he needs.
“In June, Joe had been on the transplant list for over a year and there was no sign of him getting a call,” she said.
“Meanwhile, we saw other wee kids getting kidneys from their mum or dad. It’s life changing for them.”
Needing dialysis three times a week, Sarah said Joe “just wasn’t getting a chance to do what wee boys do.”
Sarah said she wants nothing more than to take Joe on holiday to Disneyland and to attend mainstream school, but is worried that delays caused by his illness will make it too hard for him to catch up with other children his own age.
After having a “brainwave” to contact Birmingham’s Children’s Hospital last year, it was discovered that Sarah and Joe are a blood type match.
The liver transplant is planned for January 25, with the kidney operation in the following months when both mother and son have recovered.
That’s a lot for a mom to give up don’t you think? If you were Joe’s mom, how would you have reacted? What would you have done for child, if these were the conditions?
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