Nannies commonly form close bonds with the children they care for, but 22-year-old Kiersten Miles has truly gone above and beyond.
The New Jersey nanny decided to donate part of her liver to the 16-month-old baby she was caring for after knowing her for just three weeks.
Baby Talia suffers from biliary atresia, a condition which destroys the liver and meant the little girl would die without a transplant.
Now in recovery following the operation, Kiersten says she has no regrets. “It’s such a small sacrifice when you compare it to saving a life,” the college student told Fox News. “All I had to do was be in the hospital for a week and a five-inch scar. I don’t know, it just seemed like such a small sacrifice to me.”
“I can never donate again, so they had to tell me in the future so if I have a child in a similar situation or a different one and they need a liver even if I’m a 100 per cent match I can’t donate. You can only donate once.”
If you’d like to know more about organ donation in Australia, head to donatelife.gov.au.
This article originally appeared on Marie Claire.