Alondra Torres Arias, aged one year and seven months, suffered brain death after a battle with pneumonia
This is the touching moment doctors form a guard of honour for a baby girl’s journey to the operating theatre for her organs to be donated after suffering brain death.
Alondra Torres Arias, from Monterrey, Mexico, succumbed to pneumonia aged just one year and seven months.
Her parents decided to donate her kidneys and liver to other children.
The doctors and nurses who attended the girl said goodbye to her in a touching tribute.
The video shows them standing next to each other along a corridor waiting for Alondra’s to pass on a hospital bed.
When the bed approaches the staff clasp their hands in a praying position and look down to show respect for the parents’ decision to donate their daughter’s organs.
Many of them said ‘thank you’ as the girl, who was kept alive by an artificial respirator, was wheeled to the operating room.
Alondra Torres Arias, aged one year and seven months, is wheeled down the corridor through a guard of honour at the hospital in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Alondra’s mother Jenni Barraza shared a message on social media saying goodbye to her daughter as she died after the surgery.
As well as thanking the people that gave her support in the difficult moments, she wrote: ‘She probably left days before, I talked to her and kissed her until the last minute.’
She spoke of being overwhelmed by the long corridor full of doctors and nurses as she walked out of the elevator with her husband.
Ms Barraza said: ‘All in silence, all with hands together in sign of appreciation, all visibly moved, we turned and there were still more people.
‘I never walked more proudly and with my head high. We got to the operating room and we said goodbye to my beautiful girl.’
She said she was consoled by knowing she had saved three children with Alondra’s organs, adding that her daughter’s death was not in vain.
Netizen ‘Nena Barrera’ commented: ‘What strength the mother and her family have, God bless them always, the sky has one more angel.’
And ‘Patito Flores’ added: ‘God bless you, I have no words.’