But she did go through with it.
And when Miles awoke from surgery, the first thing she did was ask if Talia survived the transplant. Doctors had told her there was a chance the child’s body would reject the donated liver tissue.
When Miles walked into the room where Talia was recovering, the parents were awestruck.
“When I saw Kiersten come in, my heart skipped a beat,” she said.
“It was like a movie star coming in,” she said of Miles. “Even the doctors and the nurses were saying, ‘Is this your live donor? Oh, my God, tell me the story.’ Everybody was just so taken aback by her generosity.”
Miles said that when she saw the baby girl, it “reminded her of why she did it all.”