Abbotsford-Mission Times | Drake Fenton
Son makes live-saving liver donation
North Vancouver resident and father of four Ahmed Elneweihi was given a Father's Day gift he never anticipated receiving -- his son's liver.
Two years ago, Ahmed, 68, discovered he had a tumour in his liver. Ahmed went through treatment and the tumor disappeared for a year, but during a follow-up appointment, his doctor informed him that the tumour had reappeared.
"I exhausted all types of procedures that were not major surgery to deal with the tumour," Ahmed said in an interview Thursday. "They didn't work. The only alternative I was left with was a liver transplant."
Ahmed was told that he would have to find a living volunteer, but the waiting list was estimated to be one or two years. Ahmed didn't have time for that.
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