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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Teacher and 8-Year-Old Get a Chance to See Each Other After the Transplant

CBS 58 | Christie Green

The teacher who donated her kidney to an 8-year-old was able to see her on Friday at Children's Hospital.

Jodi Schmidt donated one of her kidneys to save the life of 8-year-old Tasha Fuller.

Children's Hospital released video of the encounter and this statement:

"The staff at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin is overjoyed for Natasha Fuller, Jodi Schmidt and their families. Today, the two had the chance to see each other for the first time since surgery on Tuesday. We are happy to report that both are doing well and that Jodi went home Friday afternoon. Thank you to Jodi for her incredibly brave decision, and thank you to all our doctors, nurses, and staff who helped make the transplant a success. We are so pleased that both Natasha and Jodi are doing so well, and we feel privileged we were part of this amazing journey. We encourage everyone to consider being an organ donor." - Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Continue reading

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