08 Oct '11, 1am

Boy, 3, dies after drowning accident but his organs bring new life to 3

Boy, 3, dies after drowning accident but his organs bring new life to 3

Daniel with his parents Joe Jacob and Shiji Abraham, and younger sister Isabelle. He died 21 days after a swimming accident on Aug 22 left him brain-dead. His kidneys have gone to an 11-year-old girl and his corneas have gone to two different adults. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE JACOB FAMILY By Elizabeth Soh & Poon Chian Hui His farewell gift would be a gift of life. That is how the parents of three- year-old Daniel Jacob decided that he would be Singapore's youngest solid-organ donor, allowing doctors to transplant all his usable organs after a drowning accident left him brain-dead. Daniel's kidneys have since been given to an 11-year-old girl whose kidneys have failed, apparently due to a congenital kidney disease. His corneas went to two different adults. One had an ulcer on the cornea, leaving him close to losing his sight. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments po...

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