Raghav and Srinu were playing on their terrace flying kites. It was the month of January and late in the morning around 10.00AM. Generally the kids are not allowed to be on terrace unattended. The parapet wall was low and not very strong. The boys were enjoying the kite flying and slowly as the kite soared to great heights they became boisterous. They were only concentrating on the kite unmindful of where they were going.
Everything happened so very quickly. One of them went looking up along the course of kite and did not realize that he abruptly hit the parapet wall which was low and due to abruptly stopping he tripped out and fell down on the ground below. That was Raghav. Srinu who could anticipate that his friend was about to fall, tried to hold him but in the process, he also fell down above him.
Hearing the loud thud due to the fall, both the parents who were tenants in two portions of the same house , ran out and were shocked to see the children in the pool of blood. They rushed them both to the nearby hospital, where they were immediately taken into the operation theatre for treatment. Raghav was kept on ventilator, Srinu]s injuries were less severe when compared to Raghav's as he fell on the latter. It turned out that Srinu lost his vision due to injury and needed a corneal transplant. As his parent's were informed about his vision loss and that he can regain with a transplant, it was declared that Raghav had no hopes of surviving.
Raghav's parents were advised and counselled by the doctor's there to donate the organs to different people who are needy and could continue to live if they received the transplantation. With a heavy heart and generous mind, they decided to donate all organs of Raghav and the eyes were donated to Srinu. There were no bounds to the gratitude of Srinu's parents who fell on the feet of Raghav's parents. Different hospitals in the city were contacted, people waiting for transplantation were identified, the organs were harvested from Raghav and it was made sure that everything was used for the deserving. Ordinary mortals would not be so generous in thinking about others at that hour of misfortune of having lost their son. They were divine and noble minded, thought everyone who received the organs.
The Doctor who convinced and organized for the donation of organs of Raghav had mixed feelings, sad on one hand for the loss for his parents and satisfaction of having helped at least seven persons in need of different organs. Organ donation is the noblest of all donations. He wished that all others who undergo similar situation with their dear ones can think generously and donate the organs, so many lives could be saved. The untimely death of the near ones at least will not go waste and they will be remembered for life time. Cadaver organ donation is very uncommon even today as people's sentiments are associated with it.
There is divinity in every human being, which surfaces at times of distress, personal loss or difficulty in life. That's when a human being thinks beyond himself, without selfish motive and perhaps that is when people equate him to the Divine. Don't all religions teach us to sustain the humanity in us for longer times or forever if possible so that we progress towards attaining Divinity