Donor rapidly answers plea for little girl's medical equipment
The story of Tiana-Leigh and her dire medical situation hit the CapeTalk airwaves on Thursday - and it took almost no time for a generous listener to step up.
Alta Smith is the facilitator of the Tiana-Leigh Lung Foundation and the mother of Tiana, the foundation's namesake, who has a very rare lung condition.
The 11-year-old girl, who has also survived cancer, requires permanent oxygen and a lung machine. Unfortunately, one of the devices needed to help deliver her oxygen was stolen from her mother's car.
The car had been equipped with an inverter, since Tiana cannot go more than 45 seconds without oxygen. The inverter allows her to leave her house – and since it was stolen, she has been homebound.
CapeTalk's Pippa Hudson appealed to listeners who might be able to help Alta restore some freedom to her daughter's life. You can hear the full story below.
Within a minute of the story being aired, someone had reached out.
He said he will pay the full cost of replacing the inverter so that Tiana-Leigh can have mobility again.
The donor's kindness is truly humbling – and brought Alta to tears when she heard the news. The generous listener has chosen to remain anonymous to both the audience and the family. However his compassion will forever be remembered by Tiana and her family.
Written by Megan Ellis
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