The Orange County Register | Courtney Perkes
Her 7-pound daughter was born in March 2008 with a rare condition where neither of her kidneys functioned.
"I hadn't even held her yet or seen her face," Cho said. "I was just floored. We were so devastated."
Cho, 38, and her husband, Arnold, followed the suggestion of their pastor and christened their second child Cherity, which means love. Then they prayed for a miracle.
Two and a half years later, the Chos drove from their Fullerton home to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. In one operating room, surgeons opened up Cherity. Next door, they cut into Cho. They removed her left kidney and put it inside Cherity.
For a second time, Cho gave life to her daughter.
Cherity, now 3 ½, is effervescent even while dragging around an IV pole that keeps her kidney hydrated and delivers anti-rejection medication.