First Grade Teacher is Donating a Kidney to One of Her Students
Eight-year-old Natasha Fuller from Oklahoma has been living with her grandparents in Wisconsin for two years, so she can get dialysis in Milwaukee while she waits for a kidney transplant.
She has prune belly syndrome, a rare disorder where your stomach muscles don't develop right. It causes all kinds of problems, and she needs a transplant soon or she could die. Luckily she has a pretty amazing first grade teacher.
Her teacher's name is Jodi Schmidt, recently decided to donate one of her kidneys. She got tested and they were a match. The way she gave Natasha's family the news was pretty great. She asked her grandmother, Chris, to come into school. Chris says she thought Natasha was in trouble at first.
Then Jodi gave her a pink box with a note inside that said, "It's a match." She immediately knew what it meant, and started crying.
Natasha is dealing with an infection right now. But her doctors are hoping it clears up later this month, and then they'll do the transplant.
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