This Woman’s Wonderful Mother-In-Law Stepped Up When Her Real Mom Bailed On Her Kidney Donation
Many families try to be equal with parents and don’t play favorites with grandma and grandpa, but I think it’s OK for this family to have a favorite grandma from now on, because when one woman’s mother backed out of an arrangement to donate a kidney to save her own daughter’s life, her mother-in-law stepped in and did it herself. Go grandma! That lady should just get twice as many Mother’s Day gifts from now on.
According to Business Standard, a 36-year-old housewife named Kavita was suffering from vomiting and sudden weight loss when a doctor diagnosed her with renal failure. The family scrambled to find an appropriate kidney donor from her close relatives, and her mother agreed to give up one of her kidneys. But then at the very last minute, Kavita’s mother changed her mind and said she would be keeping both her kidneys. Everyone was presumably stunned and upset by that decision, but then Kavita’s 65-year-old mother-in-law stepped up to the plate and said she’d be happy to give up one of hers if she was a match.
“[Kavita’s] mother agreed for kidney donation,” said Dr. Sunil Prakash. “All investigations were completed but just before the transplant, her mother refused to give her kidney. At this point, her mother-in-law came forward which nobody expected. She really surprised us all.”
Dr. Prakash says the transplant went smoothly and both Kavita and her mother-in-law are doing well.
“Finally her mother agreed for kidney donation. All investigations were completed but just before the transplant, her mother refused to give her kidney. At this point, her mother-in-law came forward which nobody expected. She really surprised us all,” said Dr. Prakash.
Dr. Prakash says Kavita’s transplant went well, and she and her mother-in-law are doing just fine.
Kavita’s mother-in-law is a shoo-in for the year’s World’s Best Mother-in-Law award, and probably for the Mom of the Year award, too, because she just gave up a kidney to save her son’s wife, and that’s pretty amazing.
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