One First-Grade Teacher Does the Unthinkable for Student


One first-grade teacher is going above and beyond for one of her students, according to ABC News.

Lindsey Painter teaches a 6-year-old triplet, Matthew Parker, who has been experiencing kidney failure since he was a newborn.

ABC News reported his parents and doctors reached out to the public in order to help find him a donor as his original kidney donation in 2010 failed and he has been missing three days out of the school week to travel to San Antonio for dialysis.

That is when Painter stepped up for her student. 

According to ABC News, Parker’s doctors said there was only a 1 percent chance a second donor would be found. Painter was one of the 1 percent. 

“She’s literally the perfect match for Matthew,” the school’s principal, Krista Moffatt, said in a statement, according to ABC affiliate KVUE-TV. “This act personifies her character as someone willing to perform a selfless deed.”

ABC News reported surgery is scheduled for mid-March, and if it is successful, Parker could return to school full time in eight weeks.

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