Man Marries Girlfriend Before She’s Taken Off Life Support to Donate 12 Organs
A man from Taipei, Taiwan married his girlfriend after she passed away in the hospital from a fatal road accident.
The tragic accident happened on August 22 when a van collided with the 32-year-old woman while she was riding her motorcycle in Taipei, according to China Press via World of Buzz.
The woman, identified as Wang, was in critical condition and was hanging on to her life when she was rushed to the hospital.
Wang, a single mom of two sons aged 12 and 13, was hit by a vehicle that made an illegal turn, AsiaOne reported.
The parents of her boyfriend, known as Lin, initially did not approve of her because she was a single mother, but the couple has been together for 11 years.
Lin had already accepted that she might not make it, he and her family continued to hope for a miracle. He also bought a wedding ring for them after learning the horrible news.
The woman, unfortunately, died from her severe injuries three days later. Her family had decided to donate 12 of her organs, including her heart, liver, cornea, skin and blood vessels, to those in need.
“If she is already dying, she will leave the world. This opportunity can save a lot of people. The organs will go to those who need it and many people will love them,” the woman’s mother said.
However, before the family pulled the plug on her life support, they gave Lin one last chance to say his goodbyes.
While wearing a red shirt, Lin then approached the hospital bed of his girlfriend, who also wore red, and slipped the ring he bought on her finger.
“We can finally get married,” he said.
Goodwill Charity Association has reportedly donated $100,000 New Taiwan dollars ($3,204) to cover Wang’s funeral and support her family.