Selflessness

Babysitter donates part of her liver to save the life of the young girl she cares for

Kiersten Miles and Talia (Facebook)

Kiersten Miles, a 22-year-old college student from New Jersey has donated a part of her liver to save the life of Talia, an 18-month-old girl she babysat for. After becoming the family’s summer babysitter last year, Miles learned that the youngest of their three children had a condition that could have grave consequences without a liver transplant. After finding out that she was a donor match, Miles decided to donate part of her liver to save Talia’s life. After six months of tests and paperwork, Miles successfully underwent a 14-hour operation. Talia received the transplant and was back to normal after just nine days. Miles is still recovering, but feeling better and is pleased she went through with the procedure. She has started speaking out on the need for organ donors. “It’s such a small sacrifice when you compare it to saving a life. Some of her doctors said she possibly wouldn’t have made it past 2 years old,” she told Fox News. “All I had to do was be in the hospital for a week and a five-inch scar. I don’t know, it just seemed like such a small sacrifice to me.”

Read the full story at The Telegraph.

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