Four years ago, Sarah Lamont gave birth to a beautiful baby boy who she named Joe. He was perfect in almost every way and she loved him instantly.
But little Joe was born with a rare condition: autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease. The disease was so aggressive, that doctors had to remove his kidneys and has spent the first four years of his life on dialysis.
Not long after, he developed advanced liver disease which will be life threatening without a transplant.
Little Joe was put on a transplant waiting list, but that was over a year ago.
With no progress being made and Joe's healthy development at risk, Sarah decided to take matters into her own hands. The 36-year-old mother contacted doctors at Birmingham's Children's Hospital, they discovered that she and her son were a perfect blood type match.
Later this month, little Joe will get a liver transplant from Sarah in what is surly the most selfless act of motherly love. Once the two have recovered from their surgeries, another operation will be scheduled to transplant one of Sarah's kidneys.
Sarah and Joe are looking forward to a bright future together in the new year. "I said to him the other night 'this is going to be your year Joe,'" she tells The Independent, "and he got excited and said to me 'I'm getting a new liver and a new kidney!'"