Cabby who donated liver gets Good Samaritan award
Cabby Tong Ming Ming, 34, touched a chord in Singaporeans from all walks of life when The Sunday Times reported last week that he donated a part of his liver to a stranger on the brink of death.
More than 60 readers commended him online and in e-mails to The Sunday Times, and the story garnered more than 400 Likes on The Straits Times Facebook page.
Two organisations are honouring him, BBC World wants to interview him, Dunman High students want to meet him for a project and a dermatologist has offered help with his scar, free of charge.
But, perhaps most important of all, two adult children of liver failure patients who are considering donating a part of their liver, reached out to him for reassurance.
"His kindness not only touched the lives of Mr Toh and family, but also touched the hearts of those of us who are kind but not half as brave".
Reader SABRINA WONG in an e-mail