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Substitute teacher donates kidney to student


Substitute teachers often get a bad rap, but this one deserves a medal. Cindy Santos was subbing at a kindergarten class in Pennsylvania last September when she met five-year-old Katelynn Ernst, who was in need of a kidney transplant.  She couldn’t stop thinking about the little girl who went through 10-hours a day on dialysis.

She eventually came across the Facebook page Katelynn’s Kidney Journey, and decided to find out if she could help. Lo and behold, after getting tested, Cindy turned out to be a match, and last December donated her kidney to Katelynn.  

"There was no denying this was the right thing to do," Cindy told Today. And the surgery didn’t only help Katelyn. Turns out doctors discovered that Cindy had a medical condition herself that was actually helped by the transplant surgery.  Talk about even more good news!
 



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