Giving When It Counts

Many  years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to  know a little girl named Liz who
was  suffering from a rare & serious disease.  Her  only chance of recovery appeared to be a  blood
transfusion from  her 5-year old brother, who had miraculously  survived the same disease and had
developed  the antibodies needed to combat the illness.

The doctor  explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the  little boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his  sister.

I saw him hesitate for only a  moment before taking a deep breath and saying, “Yes I’ll do it  if it will save
her.”

As the transfusion progressed, he  lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did,  seeing the colour returning to her cheek.  Then his face grew pale and his smile faded.

He looked  up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, “Will I  start to die right away”.

Being young,  the little boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was  going to have to give his
sister all of his blood in order to  save her.

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Here’s my thought for the day.:-

Do we give when it really matters, or just when it is convenient to us?

Think on…………..

With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

 

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