Mathura: She lost her battle for life after meeting an accident a week ago, but 5-year-old girl Aishwarya from the district has gifted vision to two persons after her last wish to donate her eyes was fulfilled by her parents.
Aishwarya was critically injured after a municipality hired garbage pick-up van hit her school van on August 23. She was rushed to hospital from where she was later referred to Delhi. The girl, however, died of her injuries during treatment at RML hospital in the national capital.
“Before dying, my daughter had expressed her will to donate her eyes,” said Laxminarayan. Moved by her noble wish, Aishwarya’s father and her mother reached AIIMS and donated her eyes to two persons there.
It took around six hours for the operation to transplant the cornea after which the two persons were able to see. “We had never imagined that we will ever be part of such a pious act because of our daughter,” the bereaved father said.