Rakhi is celebrated with the thought that brothers will protect their sisters for the rest of their lives against all the evils. But something opposite took place here in Agra where a sister saved her brother's life by gifting him a kidney. Vandana Chandra, 48 proved a saviour for her brother when she donated her organ kidney to her brother Vivek Sarabhoy, 38. Sarabhoy was discharged from the hospital on Sunday, just a day before Rakhi.
Sarabhoy was suffering from some illness for a long time which caused his kidney to stop functioning altogether. We had visited many doctors in the search for a donor but could not find any. And, various attempts by my family members for a successful transplant of kidney failed which left me with littel time, said Sarabhoy who works as an advocate at the district court in Agra.
During this critical time, my sister came as a saviour and offered her kidneys. She gave me a second life, said Sarabhoy.
Vandana lives in Noida and married to an engineer. She also has a 12-year-old daughter.