Giving the Gift of Life—To a Stranger

April 30, 2020  • Aspen Ideas Now

How do we process the unprecedented? Our series, One Day at a Time captures casual conversations between friends and colleagues as they grapple with the little stuff, the bigger stuff, and the unimaginable during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In this episode of One Day at a Time, New York Times op-ed contributor Wajahat Ali catches up with Shawn Zahir who anonymously donated part of his liver to save Ali’s two-year-old daughter. Ali and Zahir reflect on how they met over Twitter, how they’re each coping during times of uncertainty, and the incredible power of a single act of kindness. 

For more information on Georgetown’s Center for Living Donation, visit: