Wang Qingchun (R) (File photo/Chengdu Business Daily)
She was 25 years old, happily married and eight months into her first pregnancy -- a whole life was ahead of her, or so everyone thought. But the death of Wang Qingchun and her unborn baby in a fatal car accident gave a new lease of life for three people who were losing their battle with death, after the bereaved husband decided to commemorate his beloved wife by donating her organs.
On May 28, the life of Luo Xin -- and that of three complete strangers -- changed forever.
Luo had tried that day to convince his expecting wife to rest at their home in Chengdu, in southwest China's Sichuan Province, but Wang wanted to go about her everyday routine helping out at their restaurant, despite being weeks away from delivery.
They had debts to pay, and a baby was on the way – every penny earned would serve them well. But little did the duo know disaster was right around the corner.
Few minutes after Wang left the shop to deliver food, Luo received an ominous phone call from his brother: Wang had had a car accident and sustained a brain injury. The husband rushed to the scene, only to see his wife unconscious.
What followed was a spate of tragic events.
Luo stayed beside his comatose wife, refusing to give up on her, but doctors soon declared her brain dead after their efforts to save her failed. Their unborn child was also pronounced dead on June 1.
Still, Luo was not ready to allow death to do them part.