“This is a serious thing,” she says she immediately fired back at Kiersten. “This is not like donating blood.
Farrasaid she responded in this way because, I was very taken aback. I didnt know that she was this selfless Ive come to find out that this is who she is. She really is an angel on earth; I knowthat sounds silly, but she really is.
After months of testing, doctors finally confirmed that Kiersten was indeed a good match for Talia’s liver donation.
In January, 2017, the two girls went in for their transplant surgery.
Farra said,Once they had taken [thepiece of] the liver out, they told us. Thats a pretty powerful moment. When it was happening, it was surreal.
And once Talia subsequently woke up, part of Kiersten’s liver safely nestled into her little body, Farra said, she looked up and said, Mama.’ It was miraculous.
Once Kierstenwoke up, her first instinct was to check in on Talia.
She said, I dont know if it was all the emotions building up over time, but I asked one of the surgeons if I could see Talia. He told me that I could definitely see her in the next couple of days. He said she was doing great. And when he left, I just started bawling.
I think I was just really happy and really relieved at the same time.
Eventually, the two reunited in a magical moment, one of many that have since floodedin Kiersten’s direction.
Babysitter Donates Liver To Baby She Cared For Who Was Waiting For A Transplant
A babysitter didn't just watch the child in her care, she potentially saved her life. Kiersten Miles took a job with the Rosko family last summer to care for their 10-month-old baby Talia. The child was on the organ transplant waiting list to receive a new liver because she was born with a disease that can cause liver failure. Kiersten says it didn't take her long to become attached to Talia, so she decided to find out if she could be a match.