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Teacher surprises first grade student with gift of life by donating her kidney

By Mason White 3:34 PM March 14, 2016
Jodi Schmidt with Natasha Fuller 

By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A teacher gave a first grade student the gift of life by offering to donate her kidney to the girl.

Jodi Schmidt of Wisconsin, who is a teacher at the Oakfield Elementary School, decided to help 8-year-old Natasha Fuller, by donating her kidney.

She recently received the news that she was a perfect match to the little girl. Fuller was born with prune belly syndrome, which can cause urinary tract disease and the need for kidney dialysis.

Fuller had been sick since she was born. She lived with her parents and twin sister, Brookelynn, in Oklahoma.

However, for the past two years, the girl has been living with her grandparents, Chris and Mark Burleton of Oakfield, so she can get the specialized care that she requires.

Fuller goes for dialysis three times a week, and is often sick due to her illness. Now, she will get a new lease on life after getting a kidney from Schmidt.

Doctors said that the 8-year-old girl needs to get healthier before the transplant can be done.

The teacher recorded the heartwarming moment she told the child and her grandmother that she will receive her kidney.

The video was uploaded to the Internet, where it went viral.