Chen Yurong, 55, lives in China and it’s her only son, Ye Haibin, who developed liver disease a few years ago, and now is in need of a liver to survive. Chen decided that she would give part of her own liver to save her boy’s life.
But the doctor’s told her she wasn’t in good enough health herself to do that when she went in for a physical. They found that she had what is called a fatty liver, which isn’t a good choice for a transplant.
For her liver to be able to be used, she would have to go on a strict health and fitness plan, as well as a diet. Chen was dedicated to saving her son, so she began taking 10-kilometer (6.2 mile) walks every day day, which after seven months of walking, equals more than 2,000km total.
Now, the doctor’s say her liver is healthy and she can give part to her son. So, they did the operation and both of them are doing fine and her son is healthy again.
Chen says she never hesitated, even when the going got rough during the walking. She was doing it for her child, she thought, and if she stopped he would die. That was incentive enough for her to keep walking.
Because, what mother wouldn’t do anything to save her child’s live?