Parents donate 15 days old baby's eyes

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Kolkata, Nov 17: A life was abridged much before it could sense humanity, although its futility was negated by its sheer might to bridge a blind towards light. The Samantas of Howrah's Santragacchi in West Bengal could have hardly imagined their son's untimely demise as he lingered for 15 days on earth following his delivery.

However, it was the gesture of the parents in such a moment of crisis that left the medics and their family members deeply moved. The eyes of the child were donated for transplantation, which would eventually empower two blind children to envision a career that a normal person could aspire. His body was donated for research. Dola Samanta, wife of Subhadeep Samanta, was admitted to a nursing home on Oct 26 and gave birth to a boy next day. Subhadeep worked with a cellphone company.

However, it was a bolt from the blue for the young couple, who had been married four years, when their first issue was diagnosed with severe cardiac ailment.

His condition refused to show any improvement despite the fact that he was kept in the ICU.

Unable to withstand a cardio respiratory failure, he breathed his last at 0715 hours on November 11.

Despite the crisis, coupled with pain, the young couple resolved to donate the eyes of their son, whom they did not even get the chance to cuddle.

It was seldom anticipated by the doctors that the parents could even gather the courage to take such a decision, when tears could know no bounds.

The eyes were removed at 1145 hours on the same day.

It was Nabin Sangha that deposited the visionary organs in the state government's Regional Institute of Opthalmology, which are all set to impart hope to a hapless.

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