Sibling Sets Up Donor Drive To Find Her Sister A Kidney

CBS CHICAGO

CHICAGO (CBS) — “Meredith loves impacting the lives of her students and ensuring they are motivated for success,” Viennetta Pooler wrote in a touching email she sent CBS 2 about her sister, a dedicated teacher in desperate need of a kidney.

Pooler set up a donor drive Saturday for Meredith Stevenson, an educator at Providence St. Mel School on the West Side.

Stevenson suffered a kidney failure almost two years ago. She’s been on dialysis and on the transplant list since then.

She said her students have been her motivation, adding, “I do my very best to try to make an impact on their lives. That’s what keeps me going — the kids.”

Stevenson has been molding the minds of young minority students for 20 years, something that is not lost on her coworkers, who say they are praying she finds her kidney. Continue reading
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