Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Our Say: Wednesday

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Our Say: Wednesday

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When a mother gives birth to a child the miracle of the moment forms a magical bond. For mum Lesley Burton the sharing of the gift of life with daughter Laura is to be a part of one more miraculous encounter.

This time it is not the hand of nature that is playing its time-honoured role but the hand of highly-skilled surgeons, supported by the wonders of modern technology.

Lesley is giving up a kidney for the sake of Laura's health.

It is a selfless, loving, act that so defines the relationship between mother and daughter that it should warm the heart of every parent and every youngster.

In a world of materialism it is heartening to be reminded of the true value of things. For the sake of her young daughter Lesley Burton has cast aside any fears of the operation she is to endure, any concerns about self.

She is willing to go under a surgeon's blade and give up a part of her body so that her daughter might live a better, healthier life. …

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