1st-grade teacher donating kidney to student

February 24, 2015 4:39 PM

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1st-grade teacher donating kidney to student

Matthew Parker only makes it to Lindsey Painter's first-grade class two days a week, but the 6-year-old's attendance record is about to get a lot better: The teacher is giving him one of her kidneys and he will soon be able to go school full-time instead of going for dialysis three days a week, as well as do things like run and swim.

Matthew's kidneys started failing when he was just a few weeks old and after a transplant from a deceased person failed, his parents issued a plea for donors.

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