Afghan sportsman gives of himself to save his mother

Sadat's popularity among Afghans has skyrocketed since he risked his health and his career to donate part of his liver to his mother.

Afghan sportsman gives of himself to save his mother

World Bulletin / News Desk

Afghan sportsman Mustafa Sadat, a former kickboxing champion, is a star in the country's fledgling rugby league. But none of his sporting success has brought him the fame he has found since giving part of himself to save another's life, reported Radio Liberty. 

Sadat's popularity among Afghans has skyrocketed since he risked his health and his career to donate part of his liver to his mother. 

On February 15 at a private clinic in New Delhi, mother and son underwent a total of 17 hours of surgery. The procedure was a success, and the two are well on the road to recovery.

Sadat says the decision to travel to India for the risky operation -- called living donor liver transplantation -- was an easy one.

"I immediately offered to become a liver donor to my mother. She has seen many hardships and I was ready to sacrifice my life for her," Sadat says. "The surgery was successful. I consider myself very lucky to be able to save my mother's life. Much to my delight, my mother's health is improving."

Sadat is expected to make a full recovery and lead a normal and healthy life. He is now preparing to resume his rugby career.

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