Thursday 24th April 11:00 a.m. Brisbane
A story... I was going to talk about my new travel plans, but if you are reading this, no doubt you received my newsletter. If you didn't, you can find out all about my new, greater, more exciting itinerary on my this project page, or click here to be added to my mailing list.
Now on with the story that was sent to me just a few minutes ago, by a young lady called Kylea.
"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 color 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."