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I am going to report a News article that appeared in our local papers. This is really a story worth to be re- told for a bigger audience as it contains Spiritual lessons. Here is the heart- breaking story.
Carmen Mark was the only child of Mark Kok Wah and his wife Ariess Tan of Penang, Malaysia. As a little girl she had always wanted to be a nurse and how happy she felt when she was offered a Scholarship to do Nursing at Nanyang Polytechnic in Singapore in 2015 when she was 18 years old. Her dream was coming true. In fact I will be a double joy because it means she will be posted at the National Heart Centre, Singapore where she longed to work. However, by a twist of Fate, she suffered from an arterial rupture in her brain. She fell into a coma in July of 2015 and subsequently taken off life support. Her Family was terribly heart broken, but her father made a brave decision to donate her organs despite objection from his mother. Among her organs donated was her young and brave heart. The recipient was a Serene Lee, 37 years old mother of a boy and two girls, the youngest being 14 years old. And Serene Lee is the Chairperson of a Heart Support Group in the National Heart Centre, Singapore- the very place Carmen would have been working upon graduation! This is really uncanny. Carmen thus got her wish.
It took 2 years for the recipient Serene Lee to make a courageous decision to meet up with her Donor’s parents. First she came to know, much later, who her Donor was and to track the parents. From Carmen’s father’s Facebook postings, Mark had hope he could hear his daughter’s heart beat. However Serene could not be 100% sure if this was the Donor’s father but she could not have peace in her heart as she felt a huge urge to fulfil this man’s wish and she finally contacted Mark, saying she will go to Penang to meet them. They met up in July of this year. It also included a visit to the sea around Penang’s second Bridge where Carmen Mark’s ashes were scattered. In Part 2, I will discuss the Spiritual aspect of this story. Don’t miss the Lessons. OR NI TOR FOR