Texas teacher to donate kidney to student

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NEW BRAUNFELS, TX -- Six-year-old Matthew Parker asked Santa this past Christmas to help him find someone who could give him a new kidney, and, amazingly, his wish came true.

After the Parkers searched the whole country to find Matt a kidney, they were shocked to find out that the perfect donor was in their own backyard. Matthew's donor is his first grade teacher, Lindsey Painter.

Matt goes to school part-time to accommodate the four-hour long dialysis appointments that keep him alive, yet an amazing smile never leaves his face. This will be no doubt a bond that will connect Matt and Mrs. Painter for the rest of their lives.

Talk about a life lesson we can all learn from!


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