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Woman ends life to donate eyes to blind sons

March 20, 2005 18:15 IST

A 37-year-old mother, dejected at being unable to locate eye donors for her two blind sons, ended her life so that her eyes could be given to them.

Tamilselvi was found hanging at her residence in Kodungaiyur in north Chennai on Saturday. The police rushed to the spot and recovered the body, which was later sent for post-mortem.

Tamilselvi had got herself registered with an eye bank in Chennai and had stated her wish to donate her eyes to her sons, who are studying in a school for the visually-impaired in the city.

The eye bank authorities removed her eyes as per her instructions. They will conduct the operations on her sons soon.


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Sub: Woman ends life to donate eyes

She probably never thought of how good vision was to the kids without her with them.

Posted by Vijay Nair

Sub: What a sacrifice!

Nothing can overrun this true love of a mother. I read those eyes cannot be implanted in her sons and her wish may not come ...

Posted by Jacob

Sub: Mother Eyes Suicide Sons

There are such great women and there are also the worst kind of women who are so selfish that they blackmail their husbands and and ...

Posted by RajeswaraRao

Sub: Love of a mother

Young mother ended her life so that his sons could see the world, is an example of deep concern of a mother for the welfare ...

Posted by S. Nizm Uddin Ashraf

Sub: Mother India

Hi, This is immensely touching, I have mixed feelings... First of having very few eye donors, and the non helping nature of authorities dealing with ...

Posted by Karan


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