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Summary – Would you surrender your life for someone you love?

Still in a mother’s day mode, I’m going to share with you an email received from a friend. A simple story that illustrate how a genuine love would probably look like.

“Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare & serious disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness.

The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the little boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister.

I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, ‘Yes I’ll do it if it will save her.’

As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheek. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded.

He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, ‘Will I start to die right away?’.

Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his sister all of his blood in order to save her. ”

/end story

You know you love someone if given a choice, you would rather die to let him / her live on. Would you give up your life if that’s what it takes to save your mother?

365 days ago, I wroteDo You Know Uncle Pareto?

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  1. 12 May 08 7:32 am

    Walaupun dah lepas, akak nak ucapkan Selamat Hari Ibu buat Mom-to-be. (atau mungkin semasa akak tulis ni dah jadi mom)…
    Salam to your mrs… InsyaAllah akak doakan agar selamat segalanya perjalanan utk menjadi seorang ibu(dan bapa) yang mitahli…
    didikan seorang anak bermula sejak dalam perut lagi…

    Selepas ni kena tukar jadi banji1 pulak!

    p/s: dah ada senarai nama utk anak?

  2. 12 May 08 7:32 am

    oppsss silap eja…(laju sangat menaip)

    mitahli –> mithali

  3. 12 May 08 8:18 am

    [Would you give up your life if that’s what it takes to save your mother?]

    I don’t think any parents want their child to die for them.

    Normally, the old give away their life in order to preserve the young.

    For example, in the movie Armageddon, Bruce Willis choose to nuke himself than let Ben Affleck do it.

    However, sometimes undesired accident may happen. Say someone tried to stab my mum and I body shield her etc.

  4. filantera`
    12 May 08 9:22 am

    guess banji jr. is a gud name, kidding!
    well we are all gear up here, we’ll be there by 2nd contraction! (literally)

  5. 12 May 08 7:19 pm

    i do…

    if she can risk her own life to give me this life, why can’t i do the same for her?


    it’s not easy to give birth..i know it..and that’s why i should not hesitate to do anything to make sure that she’s alright..

  6. banji
    13 May 08 1:28 am

    kak azzah8 – sehingga saat komen ni ditulis belum lagi jadi ibu πŸ™‚ the mrs skrg kat kampung, so sy ni kire tengah standby la, dia call.. terus tinggal semua

    kena banyak sabar rupanya tunggu hehe terima kasih atas nasihat tu, hmm kak azzah sendiri sampai 8 org, mesti ada banyak nasihat boleh share

    senarai nama takde, just dah decide satu dua nama πŸ™‚

    Deimos Tel`Arin – [Say someone tried to stab my mum and I body shield her etc.]

    An example of true love at its best πŸ™‚ Loving her at the split second level

    filantera – by 2nd contraction? hmm it must be yours then heheh Anyway, bak kata org, berat mata memandang, berat lagi bahu memikul.. the mrs dah banyak kali ngomel, bila ni? hehe

    fairuzniza – A very good point, mothers will never think twice about giving up her life during birth. She will go all the way just for us to have that glimpse of sunlight.

    No wonder, the heaven are said to be under their feet.

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