A young mother from Yidu, Hubei province, China reportedly stole her own ID from her parents in order to donate part of her liver to save her baby’s life.
The 22-year-old mother, Jiang Liuxin, went into labor in September 2017, according to Yidu Television via South China Morning Post
. Unfortunately, her daughter had reportedly suffered from jaundice when she was born.
Soon after, doctors diagnosed the infant with a serious liver disease, the best solution being a liver transplant from a parent of the girl. It was said in the report that the child’s liver function quickly deteriorated after being born.
Before she could undergo the transplant, Jiang had to submit her ID documents first. Unfortunately, her parents and other relatives greatly opposed the decision, even though she had already collected the money needed for the operation.
It was not exactly revealed why they protested, but it was suggested that they were also worried that things may not go well for their daughter if they let her donate part of her liver to the child.
“I pity my child and my parents pity me too, so they disagreed with the transplant,” the mother of the sick child told the television station.
The family vowed to never let Jiang near her ID documents in order to prevent her from going forward with the procedure. Just as they were determined to save their daughter, however, Jiang went against her parents’ wishes and stole her ID, having the operation without their consent.
“I’m really sorry to my parents, but I had no choice. My husband and I believe we need to take full responsibility for our daughter,” she told the reporters. “I would try anything to save her.”
Thankfully, the operation for the 7-month-old baby, which happened on March 30 in Shanghai
, was a complete success. However, the baby will still need further treatment to fully recover.