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Usha GowriUsha Gowri did just that

Usha Gowri was barely 22 when an unfortunate accident snuffed out what promised to be a brilliant life and career as a doctor. A final year medical student at the Mysore Medical College, Usha was a person with an unusual zest for life. Always full of enthusiasm and life, she excelled both in academics and extra-curricular activities.

On January 25th 1998, Usha was riding pillion with her cousin when a sudden brake applied to avoid a collision flung her onto the road, resulting, in serious head injuries. Fighting for survival, she was admitted to NIMHANS, put on a ventilator and other critical care measures. However, she showed no signs of improvement and eventually lapsed into a condition known as brain death.

A noble gesture from a grieving father Usha's dad, Seetharam, felt that his daughter would certainly have wanted to donate her kidneys if she could communicate. She was shifted to a hospital recognised for retrieval and transplant of organs, where her father signed the consent form and Usha's kidneys were retrieved while the body was still on a ventilator, thus maintaining the viability of the organs. She also donated her eyes.

Usha Gowri's kidneys went on to give a fresh lease of life to two patients suffering from end stage renal disease. She thus became the first person in Karnataka after the Human Organ and Tissue Transplant Act was passed in 1994, to donate organs after her life was over.
 
Vijay SharmaAn Incredible story of Vijay Sharma

Twenty year old vijay was passionate about biking. His parents Neena and Mohan Sharma supported him all the way. With words of caution here and words of advice there, they encouraged him to enter competitive motorcycling. The risks of the sport compelled them to cover Vijay in every which way.

One sultry Sunday afternoon, there was a knock at the Sharma's door. On opening it, two men with grim expressions faced them. Something serious was in the air.

It all happened suddenly, they said. An unnoticed patch of oil on the circuit Vijay practiced on, caused him to skid. He was flung off the machine and rolled several times before coming to a stop in an unconcious state. Vijay was rushed to the hospital.In a state of shock Neena and Mohan rushed to the hospital. This couldn't be true, they thought. After all Vijay was their only child. The light of their lives. All their dreams, hopes, aspirations centred around him. Could they continue living without him? What wouldn't they give to save him.

At the hospital, Vijay battled for life in the ICU. After 36 pensive hours, he was declared brain dead. There was only one way young Vijay could live on. By giving his organs to someone who needed them most. Unknown to them in another hospitals of the same city, Mr Azeez's name was first on the list as a kidney reciepient. Azeez had sufered renal failure almost two years ago, and had been on dialysis ever since.The agony of frequent hospitalisation, mouting bills and the endless wait for a kidney were taking its toll on Azeez and his family.
 
 
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