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Every parent's worst nightmare is to face the heart-wrenching loss of their child. Such was the tragic fate of Prachi, a vibrant and beautiful 14-year-old girl who unexpectedly suffered a massive cardiac arrest while getting ready for school on December 19, 2022. Despite the desperate efforts of her parents, Prachi was pronounced dead at the hospital.
In the face of unimaginable grief, the family found solace in an act of incredible kindness. The SCEH Eye Bank's compassionate counselor reached out to Prachi's father, Mr. Pradeep Kumar, to discuss the possibility of eye donation. They explained how this selfless gesture could give the gift of sight to two individuals suffering from corneal blindness. Moved by the opportunity to honor his daughter's memory and bring hope to others, Mr. Pradeep Kumar decided to proceed with the eye donation.
The trained team of the Eye Bank carefully procured Prachi's corneas, and upon examination, they were found to be in excellent condition. The very next morning, two families received life-changing news. Two young children, who had been anxiously waiting for suitable corneal matches for months, were finally going to undergo successful PK surgeries. Thanks to the brave and compassionate decision taken by Prachi's family, these two kids now had a fighting chance at living normal lives once again.
Though the pain of losing their beloved daughter was profound, Prachi's legacy lived on through the priceless gift she gave to those in need. Her corneas brought light and vision back into the lives of two children, proving that even in the darkest moments, acts of kindness can illuminate the world with hope and love.