A Teacher’s Generous Sacrifice Saves Her Former Student

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Ezra's story is one that truly brings hope to the heart. Adopted at just six months old, his new parents were told he might need a liver transplant due to severe damage from birth. Knowing the risks, they welcomed him with open arms, ready to love him for as long as they were given.

One weekend, a woman showed up at their door holding a sign that read, "Ezra, would you share my liver?" It was Miss Carissa, Ezra’s former preschool teacher. Unbeknownst to the family, she had learned about his condition and decided to get tested. Overwhelmed with joy and gratitude, the family learned she was a perfect match.

John 15:13 says, "Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." Miss Carissa's decision to donate part of her liver wasn't small. It was a life-altering gift of herself. For Ezra's family, it was a miracle.

Ezra's story isn't just about medical battles; it's about the depths of human kindness and the powerful bonds of love. It shows us that sometimes, heroes are the ones who've taught us, cared for us, and in extraordinary moments, saved us.

Learn more about Ezra's story here!

Miss Carissa and Ezra / Credit: Karen Thorpe Toczek

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