Ohio teacher to donate kidney to student


(WCMH) -- An Ohio teacher is teaching us all about selflessness, giving the gift of life through living organ donation.

a fourth grader at Slate Ridge Elementary in Reynoldsburg needs a kidney transplant. A teacher at her school is a perfect match.

Ten-year-old Eva and 4th-grade teacher Tanya Thomas started the school year as strangers. They had no idea a Facebook post would bring them together in a remarkable way.

Slate Ridge Elementary School Principal Micca Conley said Thomas considers her students like her own.

“We are moms first and teachers second and she has taken that expectation obviously to the next level,” said Conley.

“She's not even Eva's teacher, she's just a teacher at her school who responded to a Facebook post and who does that for somebody they don't know?" said Eva’s mom, Alana Brown, speaking in admiration of Thomas.

Eva has a rare disease called collapsing FSGS and she needs a kidney transplant. Since she was diagnosed a little more than a year ago, Brown said there have been many setbacks. Continue reading