Monday, September 12, 2016
A little girl was ill in hospital with a rare blood disorder and was badly in need of a blood donor but a match could not be found. As a last resort, her six year old brother was checked as a match and much to everyone's relief, he was.
Both his parents and doctor sat the little boy down and explained how they would like his blood to help his sister so she would not die. The little boy waited a few moments then asked if he could think about it. It wasn't the reaction the parents or doctor expected but they agreed.
The following day the little boy sat in front of the doctor with his father and mother and said he agreed to give his sister what she needed.
The hospital staff moved quickly for his sister was fading quite fast. So the little boy could understand what was happening, he was placed in a bed next to his sister and so the transfusion began. Quickly, the colour and life began flooding back into the little girl and every one was overjoyed.
The little boy turned to the doctor and quietly asked, "How long will it be before I die?"
Now we know why he took a little time to think about it.
I offer my apologies to those who think this one was a bit too sweet but it was a story that touched my heart.
Sometimes that's enough.