A 9-year-old girl in China reportedly passed away after she was accidentally pushed by her classmate and hit her head into a wall, resulting in brain damage.
The girl’s father, Huang Qin, made the painful decision to donate her organs in the hope that she can live on in other people.
According to the South China Morning Post, the 9-year-old girl, nicknamed Tongtong, was attending a primary school in the Qinzhou, Guangxi Zhuang region of Southern China.
A classmate had run out of the classroom to go to a physical education lesson and knocked into the girl, causing her to hit her head against a wall – the girl then fainted.
CCTV footage showed the physical education teacher helping the girl, who had lost consciousness and whose arms and head were hanging down.
He then gave the girl some red sugar water after she regained consciousness and asked her if she was comfortable, to which she shook her head.
The student who pushed Tongtong was then summoned to the form teacher’s office, and Tongtong was asked if she forgives the student.
The teacher then told Tongtong’s father that she forgave the classmate who accidentally pushed her.
The girl’s father said that his daughter was too young to realise the seriousness of her injury when she ran out to rejoin the PE class.
Failed to inform father immediately
Huang said that he wasn’t informed about the incident until a few hours later despite the seriousness of the injury that saw her faint on the spot.
He recalled the last thing that his daughter said to him was that she forgot to have her lunch, “those were the last words my daughter ever said to me”.
He scolded the teachers and blamed them for not detecting the problem sooner.
Huang noticed an egg-sized lump above his daughter’s ear and he then called the ambulance, but the ambulance didn’t come so he drove her himself to the hospital, by which time the girl couldn’t swallow anymore.
The doctors then found blood in the girl’s brain and decided against operating on her, and the girl then died from brain damage about 9 days later.
Donated organs so she could live on in others
The grieving father cried when he signed the paperwork to donate his daughter’s organs, deciding to donate 7 of her organs including her heart, corneas and kidneys.
He said that he just wanted his daughter’s heart to continue beating and hopes that she could stay in this world in another way, as well as motivate others to live on.
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