Chen Xiaotian was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor just
months before his own mother discovered she had kidney disease.
For years they both battled their conditions. Eventually, Chen
was blinded and basically paralyzed as a result of his tumor.
Doctors knew he would die soon. They also knew he would be a
match for his mother, who needed a kidney. Zhou Lou, however,
refused to take it.
Chen overheard her refusal and went to her, urging his mother to
take the kidney.
He wanted to save her life.
She finally agreed, knowing a piece of her son would live on in
He passed away on April 2nd and the kidney was given to his
Before that, doctors were unsure if Zhou could ever live a
Now, thanks to her son, she will.