MountainWings - The Daily Inspirational E-Mail #1031
Helping You Over The Mountains of Life
Giving When it Counts
Many years ago, a little girl named Liz was suffering
from a rare and 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.
He hesitated 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 the doctor did, seeing the color returning
to her cheeks. 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.
You see, after all, understanding and attitude, are everything.
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