DALLAS, Tx. – A family is thanking a 69-year-old woman for giving up a donated liver to save their 23-year-old daughter’s life.
Brenda Jones, 69, of Dallas, Texas, is a great grandmother. She has spend a year waiting for a new liver, after hers started to fail, WFAA reports.
This year, on July 18, she got what she was waiting for: a liver donor. She was rushed to a hospital.
But while there, Jones met 23-year-old Abigail Flores.
Flores’ liver was also failing, and doctors said she had at best one more day to live if she didn’t get a new liver.
Heartbroken by her story, Jones decided to give up her donated liver for Flores.
“In my heart, I wouldn’t have been able to live with the liver if I had let this little girl die,” Jones told WFAA. “And I still had more time … I would have been a very selfish person.”
Flores and her family couldn’t thank Jones enough for her sacrifice.
“If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t be sitting right here right now. I thank God for her each and every day,” said Flores.
Jones was put back on the wait-list, and received a new liver just days later.
Both women are now recovering and doing well.