Published: 2018-05-29 11:02
Last Updated: 2018-05-29 11:17
This heartwarming video of a Saudi kid dancing with joy to celebrate the success of his kidney transplant will make you teary-eyed.
The Saudi Ministry of Health shared the sweet moment on its official Twitter account, in which the boy busted traditional dance moves while a person cheered him on in the background.
“With tons of joy and innocence, this child, Saif, has asked his doctor to share this video so he could get more ‘likes’ on social media,” the ministry captioned the video.
The ministry added that Saif was treated at the King Fahad Specialist Hospital in Dammam, and thanked Dr. Mohammed Salah and Dr. Mahmoud Obaid and their medical team for saving Saif’s life and ending his days in the dialysis room.
In 2017, there were a reported 16,000 renal failure patients in the kingdom. Almost 6,000 of those were waiting for a kidney transplant, while two thirds were undergoing dialysis.
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