The 23  year  old footballer from Croatia is taking a break from his career to donate a liver to his ailing mother

The 23 year old footballer from Croatia is taking a break from his career to donate a liver to his ailing mother

The operation dates back to March. Now the young man’s liver is regenerating. The 23-year-old will soon be able to play again. But this happy ending wasn’t that obvious: “I had a very clear picture of the risk, but I hadn’t even thought about my football career at that moment. I had a clear mission: to make my mom feel good. Everything else was secondary,” said the footballer. “The risk was enormous, his life was in danger. In short, it was a matter of days. The moment I knew there were no other options, I packed my bags and flew to Istanbul,” he added.

“The real heroine of this story is my mother,” concluded Peric-Komsic. She has struggled so much in the last 13 years. She gave me her life, I just extended it.