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Published: Thursday December 19, 2013 MYT 8:49:00 AM
Updated: Thursday December 19, 2013 MYT 9:29:39 AM

Distraught mother unable to donate organ to save ailing son

A MOTHER willing to sacrifice her life for her ailing son was heartbroken when her liver was found to be unfit to be transplanted as a donor organ, China Press reported.

Teng Cyun Shen, 16, from Malacca, has been diagnosed with the end-stage Caroli disease, a rare congenital disorder of the bile ducts.

Teng, who is now at the National University Hospital in Singapore, needed to undergo a liver transplant and his mother Lin Choo Ngo, 51, wanted to donate her liver.

However, she was found unfit to donate after two check-ups.

“I feel sorry for Chyn Shen. I am willing to sacrifice my life for my son,” cried Lin, who said she was willing to donate her organ even though she had an irregular heartbeat.

The doctors also advised her to look for another donor.

Kwong Wah Yit Poh reported that a 30-year-old man put his two children up for “sale” as a way to force his wife to return home in Guangdong, China.

The paper said Lee Ge Fei placed his two-year-old daughter and three-year-old son on a trishaw along with a signboard saying the two children were for sale.

Lee admitted that what he did was shocking, but said it was his way to force his wife, who had run away from home earlier, to return.

Lee said he married his wife after divorcing his first wife five years ago. Lee had three children from his first marriage.

Lee also claimed he might sell his two-year-old daughter to pay for his eldest son’s school fees when he entered school.

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