A mother from Ireland is reportedly preparing to donate a kidney and part of her liver to her four-year-old-son, who suffers from a rare disease.
Independent.ie reports that the mother, Sarah Lamont, hasn’t doubted her decision for a second. Lamont’s son Joe suffers from autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease, which forced doctors to remove both of his kidneys.
He also developed advanced liver disease and could die without a transplant soon.
“In June, Joe had been on the transplant list for over a year and there was no sign of him getting a call,” said Lamont, who also complained that her son “just wasn’t getting a chance to do what wee boys do” due to his need for dialysis three times weekly.
Fed up with seeing her son ill, Lamont has offered to make the necessary donations herself.
The surgery is reportedly set to take place on January 25, 2016.
“If I could do it today I would,” said Lamont. “The sooner the better.”
“Joe’s been through so much, there’s been a few times where I’ve been told he’s not going to make it and he always does.”
Lamont said her son spent the past holiday season with her and his two older siblings, Max and Eve. The entire family is looking forward to a brighter future.
“I said to him the other night ‘this is going to be your year Joe,’” said Lamont. “He got excited and said to me ‘I’m getting a new liver and a new kidney!’”