Six-year-old Anthony Fiore was enjoying a delicious barbecue meal when he suddenly sensed an uncomfortable, sharp pain in his throat.
Anthony's mother, Nadia, had no idea why her son stopped eating his hamburger. They had family barbecues before, and her son never had an issue with the meat or any other ingredient. Her boy wasn't showing signs of an allergic reaction either.
The strange thing was that there wasn't anything visibly wrong with the meal everyone else was eating, and her boy was the only one who was in pain.
As time went by, it was clear that Anthony wasn't going to get any better. In fact, the pain started getting worse.
"It felt like a needle," the boy told CBC.
Nadia felt helpless, so she took her son to the emergency room where he was promptly given a CT scan.
"We knew something was wrong, and he was in extreme pain, because he was crying," Nadia recalled.
What doctors found first shocked the mother, then inspired her to help save the lives of others...