A Wisconsin nurse went above and beyond her job description—she donated part of her liver for a transplant that saved an 8-year-old boy’s life, WBAY reported.

Brayden Auten, 8, got sick in April, and doctors at the Milwaukee Children’s Hospital said he had an aggressive virus that was attacking his liver.

The boy’s health began to decline rapidly, he needed a liver transplant as soon as possible. His father, James Auten said, “We’re waiting there and just watching him get sicker. It was tough.”

So, Brayden’s parents shared Brayden’s story online in hopes of finding a donor for the boy and were flooded with responses. But no one that reached out was a match.

Cami Loritz, an ICU nurse in Milwaukee, stepped in to help and decided to give part of her liver to Brayden.

“We can’t thank her enough. She’s a true miracle,” the boy’s mother, Ruth Auten, said. “We consider her one of us, one of our family.”

James said that they didn’t meet Loritz previously because she wanted to stay anonymous, but said she “was going to meet us once the surgery was successful.”

Brayden’s surgery took place on May 14 at the Children’s Hospital of Milwaukee. Loritz’s surgery took place on the same day at Froedtert Hospital.

“So today we had the wonderful opportunity to meet Brayden’s miracle, the angel that gave you life,” James wrote in a Facebook post on May 21.

“She has given up time and went through pain to make sure that my son has a chance to walk by my side again and be able to live and thrive like a regular 7yr old boy,” James added. “So thank you Cami Loritz I will never be able to repay the gift that you have given my son and all of us!”

After weeks of recovery, Brayden is now home and he and Loritz even showed off their surgery scars in a photoshoot.

A family friend has set up a GoFundMe page to cover Brayden’s medical expenses.

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