A 21 month old baby girl is donating her vital organs; her heart, liver and kidneys to save the lives of three others who are desperately in need of the vital transplants.
21 month old baby, Coralynn Sobolik who was declared brain dead after a brief five-day battle with parainfluenza will be saving the lives of three others with permission from her parents.
Coralynn Sobolik suffereed complications from parainfluenza which meant the baby suffered cardiac arrest three times before being declared brain dead. After the declaration, her distraught parents Paul, 32, and Meagan, 29 were determined to not let her death be in vain and made sure her heart, liver and kidneys were donated to others in need.
Coralynn’s heart went to a one-year-old boy while her liver went to a one-year-old girl.
Her kidneys were donated to a 41-year-old woman.
Coralynn was rushed to hospital in the US after falling ill but was already struggling to breathe by the time that she arrived. Medics performed 25 minutes of CPR on her after she was transferred to ER. Initially doctors said her echocardiogram was good but a CAT scan showed the little girl had brain damage.
However, Doctors thought she would wake up but did not know how impaired she would be. Sadly, during the middle of the night, however, Coralynn’s brain began to swell and an emergency scan revealed she was brain dead.
In the tear-jerking video shared by her mother Meagan, from New Hampton, Iowa, on Facebook, staff members gathered around her distraught parents as sh e was wheeled to the theatre for the organ donation surgery.
Mum Meagan can be heard saying: “I love you forever, you’re the best thing that ever happened to me. “You get to save three people. I love you forever.”
On Coralynn’s GoFundMe page, Melissa Brevig wrote: “There was no coming back. Meagan and Paul had to make the hardest decision of their life.
The GoFundMe account raising money for the little girl’s funeral has amassed over £1,700.