Everyday Heroes: Nanny donates liver to child after babysitting for only three weeks

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A family in Jackson is watching their almost 2-year-old girl walk, play and laugh, all thanks to their 22-year-old nanny.

Kiersten Miles recently donated a part of her liver to save Talia, after only baby-sitting her for three weeks.

The pair now share an unbreakable bond.

When the college student began working for the Rosko family this summer, she felt an instant connection to the child.

"She had so much going on internally to have every reason to be crying and upset, and she was just easygoing and such a happy baby," says Miles.

George Rosko, the baby's father, says after going through other options, he and his wife got news any parent would dread.

"They tell us, she's probably going to need a transplant soon," says Rosko. "Billiary artresia, where most kids do not last past 2 years old. It was horrible, no parent should have to do that."

Rosko and his wife were ruled out as donors and Talia was put on a waiting list. Miles's decision began months of rigorous testing, plus learning the ins and outs of what to expect on surgery day and for recovery. But Miles says, there was never a hesitation.

"Obviously everyone gets nervous for surgery but to me it didn't seem like that crazy of a surgery when I knew I would be helping Talia in such a big way," says Miles.

The January surgeries at Pennsylvania Hospital and CHOP in Philadelphia were the same day, and Miles was out first.

"The second I saw her it just made everything worth it," says Miles.

Since the surgeries, their inspiring story has gone viral and received widespread attention.

"I'm hearing from people all around the world," says Miles. "It's very humbling."

Rosko says Miles deserves every bit of praise she's getting for her selflessness.

"I said to her, I could say thank you to you every day for the rest of my life, and it wouldn't be enough," says Rosko.

There are crowd-funding sites set up to raise money for both the Roskos and Miles to offset medical costs.

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