Giving when it counts

by Stephen on January 29, 2009 · 30 comments

in Inspirational Stories

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 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. 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 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.

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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kanaka Swetha April 3, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Great story..

2 Murali May 4, 2009 at 6:15 am

Blessed are those who have a tender heart so generous and yet very innocent.

3 Nice September 14, 2009 at 12:22 am

Wow, what a great story.

4 TySawn March 11, 2010 at 11:09 pm

the innocent yung’uns have it all…its the older ones who always seem to focus on the negative.

5 Jody April 29, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Awww that’s so cute.

6 Zogu i trembur May 12, 2010 at 1:59 pm

The story made me cry! thinking how extrem and wide a human can be – compasion to save life and cruel to take lives

7 Dr Pramod Arora September 2, 2010 at 1:43 am

How pure we are as kids become ADULTerated as we grow.

8 Angie Lollar November 15, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Awe…..that is the SWEETEST thing I have ever heard!!!

9 Kalidoss December 12, 2010 at 5:49 am

What a great story! It’s a lesson for us from the little boy.

10 Meenu Nasa April 28, 2011 at 11:36 pm

kids are like a pearl as pure as beautiful.

11 Priyanka Kumari September 9, 2011 at 3:51 am

brother’ love………………………………stronger

12 Jo September 19, 2011 at 6:25 am

No wonder this line fits so much here.. “bacchhee maaannn kkkeee saacchhee”.. 🙂

13 Vincent October 2, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Wow, he was willing to give his life for his sister

14 Shaina Pescadera January 3, 2012 at 9:05 am

What an amazing brother… is that he can sacrifice his own life just for her daughter…… a salute for that little boy

15 Jayne83 January 7, 2012 at 5:10 am

Jesus said we should be like the little ones… He really knew what He meant…giving without a single thought for your self…great story and real inspiring…so innocent, loving and pure heart.. make mine that way, O Lord

16 Asasira Hilary January 17, 2012 at 3:12 am

It is so touching. Great story.

17 Borneill January 24, 2012 at 2:27 am

WHAT A NICE STORY, simple but inspiring.

18 monika February 6, 2012 at 1:43 am

CUTEST story i’ve ever read…

19 Shan February 6, 2012 at 4:59 pm

A very touching story.

20 Mapula Mpashe February 13, 2012 at 10:36 pm

I just wish.

21 Dharmesh Patel May 25, 2012 at 2:34 am

Very nice story. Like it so much.

22 Pastor John June 17, 2012 at 6:20 am

This boy is an example of a selfless character, ready to give up his life to save his sister’s life…… Shows Jesus love….!

Great & awesome story……

23 Khalid Shaikh August 3, 2012 at 1:35 am

Wow it’s wonderful.

24 Sagar Patel September 3, 2012 at 7:20 am

Awesome and Heart Touching story. Really Kids are one form of God.

25 Charm ♥ December 26, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Such an innocent mind made a great decision. ☺

26 Raghu March 26, 2013 at 6:28 am


27 Pranitha August 22, 2013 at 6:51 am

Compassion and innocence…The two virtues that are present in their purest form in the kids.

28 Oreo August 27, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Wow that was amazing. That was so sweet it made me and my sis cry so hard. God should bless those with such a kind heart.

29 ASHANTI November 13, 2014 at 12:39 pm

I think the story was sad because the brother helped the sister by giving some of his blood to her

30 Manny November 13, 2014 at 1:18 pm

This story is cool and interesting

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