Proud Parents Akbal and Tina’s Story
Akbal and Tina Suryavansi both donated a kidney in a bid to help their son Rakesh who was born with a kidney disorder.
After Tina’s donation in 2004 had failed, his father Akbal stepped in to give their son the best chance at a healthy and normal life. Over the past decade they have come to the Transplant Games and taken part in a wide variety of sports and events from table tennis to archery, in which Rakesh this weekend was awarded a bronze medal on his first attempt at the sport.
Here Akbal and Tina tell us about how far they would go for their son.