Teacher gives kidney to pupil
An Ohio girl is recovering after getting a critical kidney transplant -- with the organ donated by her former kindergarten teacher.
Nicole Miller, an 8-year-old first-grader at Mansfield Christian School, got the kidney last week from Wendy Killian, who was her kindergarten teacher last year.
"See you soon, sweet girl," Killian told Nicole just before they both were taken into the pre-operation area, The Mansfield News Journal reported.
Nicole suffered from a genetic disorder that caused kidney malformation and other problems. Kidney problems left her frequently tired and caused her to miss school often.
"For her to be able to feel good and not live in a fog because her body's not able to dispose of waste properly ... seeing what she's going to be like is the exciting part for me as a parent," said Brian Miller, her father.
"The next six months will be the most difficult," he said. "After six months, things can settle in, and hopefully we can really see what her life is going to be like."
Killian became involved during a parent-teacher conference with Nicole's mother. The teacher asked for the criteria needed to be a donor and found she met them. She said she was inspired to be a donor because her son needed and received a blood platelet transfusion a few years ago.
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