Israeli woman donates liver to save the life of an Indian baby

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
March 14, 2019 05:24
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Indian baby saved by Israeli woman

Indian baby saved by Israeli woman. (photo credit: screenshot)

 
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An Israeli woman donated part of her liver to save the life of an Indian baby who was born with a severe liver problem, according to a video published this week by Hananya Naftali, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s deputy social media adviser.


The  Indian couple, who is in Israel working, said their son, Krisha, was diagnosed  a week after birth with the genetic disorder MSUD.
Maple syrup urine disease causes the  body is unable to process certain protein building blocks. If untreated, their son could have slipped into a coma or died. 


“One day, his doctor called us and said, there is one lady and she is ready to donate part of her liver,” the Indian woman tells the camera. “She heard the story about baby Krish and she’s willing to donate her liver.”


The Israeli did not know the Indian family personally, but had heard their story. She underwent surgery soon after and Krisha received a new liver.


“My child is alive only because of the Israeli,” said the the Indian mom. “She gave a new life to us and our baby. And when our son will grow, we will explain him everything.”


The Indian family said that while they stayed in the hospital for 20 days, they were treated without any discrimination.


“We felt like we were in our home town,” the mother said. “Everyone treated us with happiness. 


“We are so lucky that we are in Israel,” she continued. “It’s like a miracle. For a lifetime, we’ll never forget Israel.”


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