Saturday, August 3, 2013

A Journey of Life: Catholic Priest Sebastian, who donated Kidney to Muslim man Rasad Mohammed (Episode 278, 279 on 3rd-4th Aug 2013)

A Journey Of Life
जिंदगी का सफ़र

Another unusual story presented by Crime Patrol Dastak that again teaches us that humanity has no limitations even we are from different communities. Two different person who comes from different faith meets each other in a bus and this meeting changes their lives completely.

Father Sebestian, 41 (played by Iqbal Azad) who is catholic priest from Kottayam, Kerala while Rashad Mohammad (30) is from Alappuzha who urgently needs a kidney transplant. Rashad was working at a shop as sales person in Gulf. His earning from Gulf was a big relax for his parent. Rashad's father was running a small stationary shop at Haripad in Alappuzha. His brother was also doing a small job at Haripad. Rashad's parents are patients of Hight Diabities and during their critical time, Rashad's earning was a big support for them.

During 2011 Rashad was feeling that his eye sight is becoming weak. His eye checkup report was good. Another doctor asks him to do a blood test but his blood sugar and cholesterol was also fine. Few more tests revealed that both of his kidneys has problem. His kidneys soon needs a transplant and soon his dialysis will also start. Rashad comes back to his home in India. From then he was borrowing money from his relatives and friends for his dialysis. His both parent were also not able to donate kidney to him as they both a diabetic and heart patients. His brother can not donate his kidney because his blood group is different.

February 25, 2013 was a unforgettable day for Rashad on which he met Father Sebastian in a bus to the hospital. He set next to the father just by chance. Years ago father Sebastian came to know that a person can live with just one kidney. That time he decided that he will donate his one kidney to a deserving person. "I was also inspired by the story of Father Davis Chiramel, who had donated one of his kidneys to a Hindu. I was waiting for the day when I could also make the same sacrifice."

A man can donate his kidney to a person who has same blood group. Asking Rashad told him that his blood group is A+. Father's blood-group was also same. Now they need to check with the doctor if other items matches. As per medical, a person can donate his kidney to a person with same blood-group with 65% match but in there case medical tests showed 95% match.

After these medical procedures, Rashad's friends and relatives arranged money for his operation which was around 5 lac.

"We may be following different faiths but all of us should remember that there is only one God and He represents love and kindness. And in front of death, there is no religion. I sincerely hope nobody will impose their faith on others and nobody would fight in the name of religion."

"I am a Catholic priest from Chalakuddy; Rasad, a Muslim from Haripad and we met on a bus to Kochi. What a strange coincidence! Without God deciding it, how can this happen? Both of us believe in our respective religions fiercely."

"As per my religious beliefs, there is nothing more than giving one's life to someone and God has given me the opportunity to give a part of my life to a person so that he gets a new lease of life. I am talking about what am doing only because I will be blessed if this can inspire at least one other person."

"Religion never came to my mind when I wanted to help Rasad; the only thoughts I had were of love, peace, brotherhood and humanism."- Father Sebestian.

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