Sand Mountain Reporter, Alabama | Elizabeth Summers
Just three years ago, Isaac’s father didn’t think he would see his son live another year, let alone grow into a boisterous first-grader.
Isaac needed a new kidney and at the time, his options were limited.
“What he had was not an easily fixed problem,” said Dr. Alex Nixon, Isaac’s father.
“He was born with kidney problems. There is really nothing you can do about it.
“I had an expectation he wouldn’t live long.”
But Isaac had an unknown angel in the Nelms family on his side.
Puanani Nelms knew Isaac through her daughter, Hannah Kate, Isaac’s babysitter.
“Hannah Kate came home and said, ‘Mom, he is so sweet and you have to meet him,’” Nelms recalled.
“‘When you meet him, you will love him. I did. In an instant.’”