A Preschool Teacher Gave Her Student a Kidney

September 26, 2016

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A four-year-old girl in Madison, Wisconsin named Lyla Carreyn was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder about a year ago, and her kidneys started failing.So she’s been on dialysis, and went on the transplant list.  No one in her family was a match, but she needed a new kidney or she’d die.  So things weren’t looking good. Then about two weeks ago, her mom got called into Lyla’s preschool . . . they claimed it was to meet a new teacher.  But when she got there, two of Lyla’s teachers sat her down and gave her a box with a note inside. It turned out one of THEM was a match, and the note said she wanted to donate one of HER kidneys.  Her name is Beth Battista.  (We’re not sure how old she is, but she looks like she’s in her 30s.)

They also recorded the whole thing with a hidden camera and posted it online.  Obviously Lyla’s mom was pretty emotional. Apparently they have a few more things to take care of before the transplant can happen.  But they’re hoping to do it early next year.