When Justin Frankford’s baby fell ill, he didn’t have to think about it. If no one else could help her, he would donate his own organs to save her life. But as the doctors readied their patients, they received an emergency call that changed everything.
Unlike some members of the animal kingdom, humans are born dependent on their parents. For the first two months after their birth, infants can’t do anything for themselves. Their bodies are still developing, so as a result, they’re vulnerable to illnesses and health conditions.
In fact, a baby’s fragility is just one of the reasons why new parents are so understandably anxious and protective. But knowing this doesn’t make it easier when the worst happens and your baby experiences problems. That was the harsh reality the Frankford couple faced.