Gift that keeps on giv­ing

Man who do­nated kid­ney to fa­ther makes ring out of surgery sta­ples

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MA­JOR Chi­nese dailies high­lighted a man in Sin­ga­pore who do­nated a kid­ney to his fa­ther and then made a wed­ding ring out of the ti­ta­nium sta­ples used in the surgery.

Cus­tomer ser­vice man­ager Shaun Nair, 29, said he wanted to keep a mem­ory of “the most mean­ing­ful thing” he had ever done.

He said af­ter be­ing di­ag­nosed with acute re­nal fail­ure, his fa­ther thought of giv­ing up as he did not want the dial­y­sis cost to af­fect his fam­ily.

“We man­aged to con­vince him to un­dergo a trans­plant, only to find that it would take him eight years on the hos­pi­tal’s wait­ing list.

“He had less than a year to live, so I de­cided to give him one of my kid­neys,” he said.

Shaun, who is get­ting mar­ried soon, wanted to keep the sta­ples used in the pro­ce­dure and de­cided to craft them into his wed­ding ring.

> China Press re­ported that a screen­shot of a res­ig­na­tion let­ter sent in by a se­cu­rity guard in Changchun, China, went vi­ral for be­ing the “most prac­ti­cal”.

Xiao Yang, 25, stated “it was dif­fi­cult to find a girl­friend” at his work­place as the rea­son for his res­ig­na­tion.

The man, who was paid 3,000 yuan (RM1,891) monthly, ten­dered his res­ig­na­tion af­ter work­ing there for three months.

“I think it’s dif­fi­cult for me to look for a girl­friend here and my fam­ily has been push­ing me about this,” he wrote in the let­ter.

> A 49­year­old grand­fa­ther in Yongzhou, China, was ar­rested af­ter he slapped his fouryear­old grand­daugh­ter in a su­per­mar­ket, caus­ing her nose to bleed, Sin Chew Daily re­ported.

The man was caught on cam­era slap­ping the girl for be­ing afraid to ride an es­ca­la­tor.

A video clip shows a woman tend­ing to the girl’s in­jury. The man then pushes the woman aside and slaps the girl again.

Special me­mento: Shaun with his fi­ancee Chen Ji­amin. (In­set) The ring crafted from the ti­ta­nium sta­ples used in the surgery.

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