This Babysitter Saves The Life Of This Little Girl Sentenced To Death And Is Our Heroine Of The Day

The job of babysitter is fraught with responsibilities and we often hear about some babysitters who are not very tender with children, or even abuse them. But on the other hand, there are other cases where the babysitter turns into a guardian angel, like the case of Kiersten Miles, relayed by INDEPENDANT, who went beyond his function to protect a little girl.

A baby sitter like no other
Kiersten Miles is a 22-year-old student from New Jersey who is babysitting to pay for her studies. She had the opportunity to work as a babysitter in a family that had 3 children with whom she had forged deep ties, especially with the youngest, Talia.

Unfortunately, a medical verdict fell on the small Talia, who had a serious health problem, called "biliary atresia," a potentially dangerous disease that can destroy liver cells. As a result, she was in urgent need of a liver transplant.

Without hesitation, Kiersten volunteered to give some of her liver to save the little Talia. And during a compatibility test, it turned out that she could be a potential donor. After six months of examination, part of the kiersten liver was removed for transplantation to Talia. The operation was a great success, without rejection of the liver from the little girl.

And even though the young nanny realized that she will never be able to make other donations, even to her future child if she needs it, she said that she did not regret her decision because Talia was a little being weak and helpless and deserved to enjoy life.

Thanks to her guardian angel, Talia lives her life as a child, she runs and plays like all children of her age. And the incredible gesture of Kiersten will remain forever in the memory of the little girl's parents.

Here is a beautiful lesson of altruism that gives back humanity.

What is biliary atresia?
According to the Association of Children's Liver Diseases, amfe, biliary atresia (BRA) is a rare disease that can affect a child at birth, if not before. Thus, the bile ducts allow the circulation of the bile inside and then outside the liver to eliminate in the stool. In the case of an AVB, the bile can not leave the liver because of obstruction of the bile ducts, which causes storage in the liver and becomes toxic. This condition is diagnosed by jaundice, not showing discolored stools and a yellow complexion. 

The treatment can be done in two steps depending on the case:

- Surgical procedure to transfer the bile flow to the intestine for evacuation. Following this, the child already unites and the liver disease is stopped. Thus, the child can keep his own liver and grow normally. This operation involves suturing the loop from the intestine to the liver to allow the flow of the bile to flow to the intestine.

- If this operation is not successful or if cirrhosis of the liver appears, then a liver transplant becomes indispensable and urgent.

And according to Science Direct, liver transplantation in children offers a hope of survival of 10 years of 70 to 80% of cases and a quality of life that does not cause many complications. Another liver transplant may be necessary if there is graft rejection. This case may occur when immunosuppressive therapy is not followed by the child or adolescent. However, it has been reported that 4 out of 5 children can survive 20 years after a liver transplant, following a study conducted by Dr. Josefina Martinelli, with a survival rate of 79%.

The progress made over the last twenty years suggests a better future for liver patients.
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