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70-year-old Kerala woman donates kidney to save husband in a true act of love

Lucy Davis and her husband Sebastian Mavely. Image Credit: Leo/Twitter

Lucy Davis K, 70, of Irinjalakuda in Kerala did not hesitate for a moment when doctors informed her that her husband required a kidney donor. Lucy donated one of her kidneys to save the life of her beloved husband Sebastian Mavely,70.

After being in isolation for seven months as part of mandatory post-surgery procedure, both Lucy and Sebastian have now returned to their ancestral home at Irinjalakuda. Their children – Leya Maveli, Loy Maveli and Leo Maveli– really feel proud of their parents especially their mother Lucy, who bravely stepped forward to offer her kidney, determined to do whatever it takes to ensure the well being of her dear husband.

The couple’s determination to overcome the most challenging time together in their life is a testament to the power of love and affection the two have for each other right from the moment they fell in love and got married in 1977. “Only when our beloved ones are diagnosed with a fatal disease, do we feel the depth of agony. We will go to any extent for their well-being. Nothing else matters,” Lucy Davis said.

Dr Narayanan Unni, Head of Department of Nephrology, Aster Medcity with Sebastian Mavely and Lucy Davis ten days after the transplant surgery. Image Credit: Leo Maveli
Dr Narayanan Unni Head of Department of Nephrology Aster Medcity with Sebastian Mavely and Lucy Davis ten days after the transplant surgery Image Credit Leo

Both Sebastian and Lucy, who have been married for 46 years, have faced their fair share of challenges throughout their life together. But their life took an unexpected turn when Sebastian was diagnosed with kidney ailment in 2018. “My mother remained strong. She realised that she had to be strong for her husband and do everything in her power to help him,” said Leo Maveli, their youngest son.

“We are really proud and blessed to have such loving parents. We as a family could get through this difficult time because of the love and affection our parents have for each other. They are more committed than ever to each other,” Leo added.

Things weren’t easy for my mother after father’s treatment started. “My dad had to undergo 98 sessions of dialysis in the last 8 months and my mother has always been by my father’s side taking care of him,” Leo said. In fact, Lucy’s act of love and selflessness is a shining example of what true love is and serves as an inspiration to us all.

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