From: South China Morning Post
Ng Yuk-hang
Jul 24、2009
First-time mother Flora Kwok Wing-mui sat feeding her eight-month-old son with a radiant smile、and spoke of her miraculous awakening.
Suffering from acute liver failure、Ms Kwok、34、slipped into a coma late last year、just weeks after giving birth to the boy.
She awoke to find she had been given a new lease on life thanks to a liver transplant from a total stranger. "I woke up to a pleasant surprise," she said. "It seems that everything had been pre-ordained."
 
Ms Kwok and 43-year-old husband Kelvin Tong Ka-chun said it was more than a miracle. "It is even more extraordinary than winning the Mark Six," Mr Tong said. "We are so grateful. Not everyone can live long enough to wait for a suitable liver."
 
A hepatitis B carrier from the age of 12、Ms Kwok suffered liver failure three weeks after giving birth in late November. She immediately became the most urgent case in her blood group awaiting a transplant.
 
Her mother was the only one in the family with the same group、but doctors said the 55-year-old was unsuitable because of her age and high blood pressure.
 
After an appeal through the media、a woman、who wished to stay anonymous、came forward. The transplant was in early December.
 
Seven months on、Ms Kwok said she could not yet do heavy physical exercise and needed plenty of rest. But she has no problem walking up and down stairs and carrying the baby、who is now learning to walk. "We are now anticipating the baby's first word," Mr Tong said.
 
They said they had met the donor、a Christian、a few times、and kept in contact. "I am extremely grateful for her selfless act," Ms Kwok said.
 
Mr Tong hoped his wife's case would encourage more strangers to consider donation、despite the risk. "Not only could it save a person's life、but also keep a family whole," he said.
 
Ms Kwok was the second patient to receive liver from a total stranger. Last September、a 19-year-old girl received a donation from a 37-year-old、also a Christian.
From: South China Morning Post
Ng Yuk-hang

Jul 24, 2009

First-time mother Flora Kwok Wing-mui sat feeding her eight-month-old son with a radiant smile、and spoke of her miraculous awakening.
Suffering from acute liver failure、Ms Kwok、34、slipped into a coma late last year、just weeks after giving birth to the boy.
She awoke to find she had been given a new lease on life thanks to a liver transplant from a total stranger. "I woke up to a pleasant surprise," she said. "It seems that everything had been pre-ordained."
 
Ms Kwok and 43-year-old husband Kelvin Tong Ka-chun said it was more than a miracle. "It is even more extraordinary than winning the Mark Six," Mr Tong said. "We are so grateful. Not everyone can live long enough to wait for a suitable liver."
 
A hepatitis B carrier from the age of 12、Ms Kwok suffered liver failure three weeks after giving birth in late November. She immediately became the most urgent case in her blood group awaiting a transplant.
 
Her mother was the only one in the family with the same group、but doctors said the 55-year-old was unsuitable because of her age and high blood pressure.
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After an appeal through the media、a woman、who wished to stay anonymous、came forward. The transplant was in early December.
 
Seven months on、Ms Kwok said she could not yet do heavy physical exercise and needed plenty of rest. But she has no problem walking up and down stairs and carrying the baby、who is now learning to walk. "We are now anticipating the baby's first word," Mr Tong said.
 
They said they had met the donor、a Christian、a few times、and kept in contact. "I am extremely grateful for her selfless act," Ms Kwok said.
 
Mr Tong hoped his wife's case would encourage more strangers to consider donation、despite the risk. "Not only could it save a person's life、but also keep a family whole," he said.
 

Ms Kwok was the second patient to receive liver from a total stranger. Last September、a 19-year-old girl received a donation from a 37-year-old、also a Christian.

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