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11-year-old donates organs after brain tumor takes his life

( Updated: 2014-06-10 16:46

Many primary students may not understand what organ donation means, but 11-year-old Liang Yaoyi had begged his family to let him donate his organs before brain cancer took his tender life last week.

Before he passed away on Friday, Liang was a fifth grader studying in Shenzhen in South China's Guangdong Province. He was diagnosed with brain cancer in April, and two operations in the past two months could not save his life.

His parents were shocked when Liang asked to donate his organs, but agreed to help him realize his last wish.

"There are many people doing great things in the world," he said from his sickbed. "They are great, and I want to be a great kid too!"

Liang's primary dream was to become an inventor. As his condition became worse, he wanted to be a doctor so he could save more lives. According to the hospital, Liang's kidney and liver were successfully transplanted Friday to save others.


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