THE LITTLE BOY WITH THE BIG HEART, a short story by actung. Date added: 2010-12-05. Times viewed: 1557.
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Saturday morning, just one week away from Christmas, six year old George Mackey awoke to find that outside his window a blanket of snow covered the ground. He couldn’t wait to go and wake his nine year old sister and go outside to build a snowman with her. Dora had been up over a half hour already, she wanted to be ready to go play with her brother.
Being not so well, Dora couldn’t stay out very long. She got tired very quickly, so George had to finish building the snowman he and Dora had started, all by himself. Dora watched from her bedroom and George having seen his sister look out from her window, lay in the snow and made a snow angel.
It was nearly time for Dora’s hospital visit. This visit would be a little different than all the previous visits, for this visit is as much to see George as it is to see Dora for Dora might need help from George to get better.
George and his dad waited outside the doctor’s office were Dora and her mum had already entered. A cleaning lady down the hall spotted the little boy watching her, she waved up at him and George waved back. The office door opened and his father took George by one hand into the office while George continued to wave at the lady until he could not see her anymore.
To George the doctor looked enormous sitting behind his desk while George sat on a chair in between the chairs his parents were sitting on. ‘Where is Dora?’ he asked, the doctor replied that Dora was with some of the nurses getting her treatment, but as for right now the doctor had something important to ask George.
The doctor continued to tell George that his sister was very ill. George asked if his sister would be ok and if she might go to heaven soon. The doctor said that he would not tell a lie. It is possible that Dora might not get better but he had some thing to ask of George that might make things all better. There might be something inside of George that Dora may need to make her better, the doctor asked if he could check and see, and if George had what his sister needed they would like to take some of it and give it to her. So the question for George was if it is ok to check him to see if he had what Dora needed and if he did would it be ok to take some and give it to Dora. George hesitated for only a moment or two before saying that it would be ok.
So it was on Christmas eve when both George and Dora were ready for an operation. George awoke early on Christmas morning. He was groggy but after a moment or so he asked his parents if he had what Dora needed. They smiled and told him that he did. Then George asked if Dora would be ok. She would be ok all went well. George had just one more question, before he could ask it a tear rolled down his cheek. ‘Why are you so sad?’ asked his mum, ‘I am happy Dora will be ok, but how long will it be until I die?’, this made his mum begin to cry. When George was asked if it was ok to be checked for what his sister would need, his slight hesitation in giving his answer was his thoughts of swapping his own life to save his sisters. The doctor and Georges parents had failed to inform George that he was at no time in any danger. Once that was all sorted out it was time to inform George, and Dora went she awoke that Santa had come the night before and even though they were all in the hospital, they still had their presents, it was now time to celebrate their own Christmas miracle.
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