Teacher Says She’s ‘Lucky’ to Give Her 6-Year-Old Student a Kidney

February 24, 2015 6:45 PM

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Teacher Says She’s ‘Lucky’ to Give Her 6-Year-Old Student a Kidney

But there were still additional tests to make sure Painter was suitable to proceed with a donation – as well as some soul searching. “I took some time thinking about making the right decision,” she says. “I had to really consider what would be healthy for my life afterwards, too, and not put my family at risk. I was excited but also knew I had a lot to learn.” Taking that time allowed her to be sure, she says. “Honestly, the more I learned the more comfortable I became.” Her kids? Not as much.

“My 10 year old, Owen, is old enough to understand and worry,” she says. “He asked me why I’d want to do this. I reassured him and explained that we have, as a family, this amazing opportunity to help Matthew to be as healthy as you are.” Today Painter says he’s come around to the enthusiasm of her ...

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