A father in Canada is facing a heartbreaking dilemma: he is a liver donor match for his 3-year-old twins but he can only save one of them.
So, the family is turning to social media for help in finding a live donor to save the second twin.
The couple adopted Binh and Phuoc from Vietnam in 2012. The girls suffer from Alagille syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects many organs, including the liver.
The girl’s father is a match and can donate part of his liver to one of the twins, the family wrote on their GoFundMe page. However, this leaves the family with an agonizing decision.
So far, hundreds of potential donors have sent applications to be a liver donor for the second twin, according to the family.
The couple, which has seven other children, said they are hoping their campaign can raise awareness for the disease and organ donation.
“[We] hope this media campaign is giving hope to the many who are suffering in silence,” the couple wrote on their blog.
BuzzFeed News has reached out to the family for comment.
Stephanie McNeal is a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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