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A Baby Boy Who Lived for two Hours Saved an Adult’s Life

Two parents who decided to put their young child’s organs to use ended up have more impact than they ever could have imagined.

Jess Evans gave birth to twins, one of which would not live long

As you can see, the child was clearly not in good health upon birth, something that should not have surprised the young parents.

Teddy Houlston had a rare and fatal disease that confined him to only hours on earth

Anencephaly, which would affect his brain and other organs, meant he would die only hours after being born.

Teddy gives his organs up for good cause upon passing

The parents decided that their loss could bring life, donating Teddy’s organs in the hope they would save a life.

Early action made sure that doctors would be ready to have the organs harvested

It can be tough for a mother to even think about their child’s impending death, but Jess had already contacted a nurse about organ donation before going into labor.

A nurse took particular notice of the couples’ giving spirit

She said that she hoped the parents could receive the type of generosity in return which they had shown to an undetermined stranger.

The nurse finds a recipient

Although they found a potential person with a need for a kidney, the notion of transplanting an organ from an infant to an adult was unprecedented and risky.

The parents were forced to say goodbye sooner than they could have imagined

As soon as the organ retrieval team arrived at the hospital, the parents said their last goodbye to Teddy as he was whisked away.

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Woman Burns Her Family’s Dinner. Her Husband Reaction Is Priceless.

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When I was a little boy, my mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed!

Yet all my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don’t remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that biscuit and eat every bite!

When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my mom apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I’ll never forget what he said: “Baby, I love burned biscuits.”

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned.. He wrapped me in his arms and said, “Your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she’s real tired.. And besides – a little burnt biscuit never hurt anyone!”

You know, life is full of imperfect things… and imperfect people. I’m not the best housekeeper or cook. What I’ve learned over the years is that learning to accept each other’s faults – and choosing to celebrate each other’s differences – is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship. And that’s my thought for you today!
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