CHAPTER 01: SEARCHING FOR BLOOD DONOR
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MAINLAND CITY HOSPITAL, Mainland City
She was staring blankly at a pink Chinese Magnolia tree across her. She could not appreciate its blossoms when her heart was breaking apart.
She could not count how many sighs she heaved already. Then, as she stares at the full blooms of the Tulip tree, suddenly, someone blocks her vision.
She is still lost in her train of thought. When she looks up to whoever this person is, she was stunned.
"Miss Nikki Noreen Lindsey?"
Like an angelic voice. How beautiful he pronounces her name at how his Indian accent blended beautifully with his English fluency.
Realizing who it was. She immediately stood up from the bench she seated at this hospital park garden.
"Doctor Ben!" she bursts out nervously.
Surprised, she blushes upon realizing how she looks like an idiot in front of him. She attends to her mother overnight, and so, she hasn't taken a shower yet nor washes her face.
She is conscious of her looks. Anxiously, she greeted the doctor, partly bowing. "Good morning, Doctor Ben."
"Good morning, Miss Lindsey." Doctor Ben Ryan smiled warmly at her.
And meeting his gaze, the doctor seems not to mind at all. He already came across more embarrassing circumstances in his profession than to see her stressful face this early morning.
Doctor Ben Ryan is a specialist in any rare case of an illness like her mother, Lucy Lindsey.
And now that he approached her personally, worries crept into her chest. And so, she prayed that it is not bad news that he speaks with her in the garden when he could ask his secretary to relay a message that he wants to talk with her.
"I did call you in the hallway. But you didn't seem to hear me," said Doctor Ben, giving her a worried look.
"Oh, that… I'm very sorry, Doctor Ben. Truly, I didn't hear you calling me," she apologized. Indeed, she was walking in the lobby with a clouded mind, worrying about her mother.
"Nah. It's okay! I just wanted to talk to you about something." This time Doctor Ben push an understanding smile.
"Oh, okay, err, Doctor Ben," she tried not to stutter her words; Nikki prepares herself to hear whatever the doctor will inform her.
"I already explained to you everything about your mother's condition," Doctor Ben began. "But since blood type, RH A negative is such a rare one, I cannot assure the success of her medication without continuing the blood transfusion."
Her world has collapsed once again. So in these passing months, she's been looking non-stop for a donor that has the same blood type as her mother.
It may be that they were on the top list. Still, this blood type is uncommon to 7.8 Billion people on this planet. If only she could give hers, she wouldn't have this problem.
But her blood type is different from her mother's.
"But don't lose hope, okay?" Doctor Ben's encouragement. "We never stop seeking a person who has this same type of blood as your mother. Even to small towns of this country, we've been searching for someone willing to sell a bag of his blood," he added.
Before she replied, Nikki heaved a long sigh. "Thank you, Doctor Ben. I also keep contacting my relatives. Maybe, they know someone who could transfuse blood to my mother."
"Keep praying! Surely, an angel will descend from heaven."
Nikki smiled at the doctor's phrase. It did comfort her. "Thank you, Doctor Ben."
There is nothing to lose if she believes in a miracle. She hopes to heal her mother, but that won't happen if she can't get someone who has the same blood type as her mother.
Where could she find that person?
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