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41. Generosity

“Your greatness is not what you have, it’s what you give.”

… Alice Hocker

A true story : Receiver and Donor

Brenda Jones, a 69-year-old great-grandmother, had spent a long year on the donor list waiting to receive a liver.

Then, on July 18, a hospital in North Texas called—they had a viable liver for her.

Meanwhile, 23-year-old Abigail Flores also needed a liver. Her situation was more urgent than Jones’s.

Without a transplant, doctors feared Flores had maybe one more day to live.

So they asked Jones to give up her spot so that Flores could get the precious organ.

Jones agreed. “In my heart, I wouldn’t have been able to live with the liver if I had let this little girl die,” she told WFAA.

Jones was placed back at the top of the donor list and got a new liver days later.

“I think she saved my life,” Flores said. “If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t be sitting right here right now. I thank God for her each and every day.”

Jones and Flores remain a prime example of a life changed forever by the power of generosity.


Generosity comes from the heart and reflects in actions.

Small or big, every act of kindness makes a difference.


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