GOOD NEWS 'It's a Match!': Teacher Donates Kidney to 1st-Grader
Here's a story that will bring a smile to your face!
A third-grade teacher gave a student the gift of life after learning that she needed a kidney.
Eight-year-old Natasha Fuller and her grandmother, Chris Burelton, were recently called in to the principal's office at Oakfield Elementary School in Oakfield, Wisconsin.
Burelton thought that her granddaughter had done something wrong, but instead teacher Jodi Schmidt handed Burelton a box.
"We just wanted to give you a gift, just for how hard you work to keep [Natasha] here," Schmidt said. "We appreciate everything you do."
Burelton opens the box and reaches a message at the bottom that reads "It's a match!"
The video, captured by the Oakfield Elementary School District, shows the women crying and embracing each other.
They then invite Natasha into the room to share the good news.
The young student thanks her teacher but the adults have to explain it further after adorable Natasha reveals she doesn’t understand what being “a match” means.
Natasha was diagnosed with prune belly syndrome at birth, causing her to need dialysis three times a week. She currently lives with her grandparents so she can be closer to the medical treatment she needs.
She has been waiting for a kidney for years, but because she has had various infections, she was repeatedly taken off the transplant list.
Watch the heartwarming moment above.