A heart-wrenching video shows doctors and nurses lining the hall of a hospital in Mexico. With heads bowed and hands folded in prayer, the hospital staff honors a brain-dead baby girl named Alondra Torres Arias. The poor girl, who succumbed to pneumonia, is making the ultimate sacrifice to bring hope to other sick children.
Alondra Torres Arias wasn’t even 2 years old when pneumonia hit her hard. Her little body just couldn’t fight off the illness and doctors eventually declared her brain-dead.
Despite the anguish of saying goodbye, Alondra’s parents selflessly decided to donate their little girl’s organs to help other children battling life-threatening illnesses.
Alondra’s mom, Jenni Barraza, recalls the heartache of saying goodbye in an emotional post on social media.
“I talked to her and kissed her until the last minute,” Jenni said. “I have the great comfort of having helped save 3 babies, the death of my girl was not in vain… There are families suffering, there are mothers in the agony of waiting for a miracle, of an opportunity.”
Moved by this family’s sacrifice, the doctors and nurses of the hospital in Mexico formed a “guard of honor.” It was a moving tribute to the baby organ donor. While losing her own life, little Alondra was bringing other grieving families hope.
A heart-wrenching video captures the bittersweet moment.
WATCH: Hospital Honors A Brain-Dead Baby Girl Donating Organs
Doctors and nurses alike line the halls of the hospital. All somberly bow their heads and pray as attendants wheel Alondra’s hospital crib to the operating room. Many offer thanks to the girl and her family for the incredible sacrifice they are making.
It wasn’t something Alondra’s parents were expecting. And the heartfelt tribute radiated the love of Jesus into such a dark time.
“I never walked more proud and with my head high,” Jenni recalled on Facebook. “For me the hardest thing just begins. I will always be very grateful to those who did so much for us.”
It’s heartbreaking to imagine the grief Alondra’s family is experiencing. We pray God will bring them peace during this difficult time. For those who’ve had their lives impacted by organ donation, there’s no question that organ donors are true heroes. And little Alondra has become one of those amazing heroes.
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