To give the gift of life at the time of loss
we all have thought of giving a helping hand to others, some use the NGO'S some start at home. But have you ever thought" to give the gift of life at the time of loss". this has been the most inspiring story of my life. a story that has crossed all borders and remains in the heart of Marquette general hospital of California, USA .
Sanaz nezami a 27 year old girl from Iran who gave her entire life working as communist activist for "violence against women " but the irony of her life was that she herself died of the same cause she protested throughout her life. she was brought to the hospital with multiple brain injuries, and was declared brain dead she was rushed to the ICU. The hospital staff new she dint have much time , but to top it all the staff dint know who she was as she carried no id on her. The medical team decided to look over the net on Facebook and LinkedIn and finally found her beautiful resume. they finally got in touch with her family who were 6000 miles away. the worst fate that a parent can share is not being with their child at this hour of need led the family shattered.
Moved by the incidence the medical team knew that her family wont be able to make it due the diplomatic formalities. All they wanted was to say a last goodbye to their daughter and i guess every parent deserves the chance. So the medical team at the Marquette hospital set up a yahoo messenger call so that even thought they for not physically there they could be there virtually. They kept the laptop right next to her bed and the staff from the hospital would sit next to her and do what the family wanted her to do like, kiss her forehead , stroke her hair.
As the process to turn of the machine that supported sanaz's body drew near, the nurse supervisor mentioned the idea of organ donation to her father.
even though both the countries don't share share good relation ironically her father agreed and said yes as he believed in helping other. with the generosity from the heart sana'z father asked that the organ donation be accomplished by one thing , A prayer that would be read out-loud in the operating room.
“I’ve been a nurse for 30 years and I’ve been involved in organ donation – I’m actually the organ donation liaison at our hospital – and I’ve never had a family give me a prayer to read in the operating room. He asked us to read to the transplant team when they arrived before the [organ] recovery began, ‘God I give you my child, so that she may save many great lives, for we are all your children.’ And for a father, that just really gives you a sense of his character,” outlined Nurse Supervisor Brandly.
That day they saved seven lives in the hospital and any more by donating her blood. Her father said that we just want to convey to the people in the USA, that we love all equally and not all are part of the political propaganda.
But the story doesn't end yet , she was buried in Marquette's Park Cemetery and the priest got a kuran
so as to perform all the rituals of her religion and then walked up to her her father who watched everything from the laptop , and the priest said " your daughter will never be alone till i walk the roads of this city."
The last message of Sanaz on her facebook page was -the real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death,” - Sanaz