An elementary school teacher, Wendy Killian at Mansfield Christian School, Ohio, has stepped forward to donate her kidney to one of her class children who she fondly refers to as the 'sunshine girl'.
Eight year old, Nicole Miller is suffering with the genetic disorder, branchiootorenal syndrome. The child's health had been severely failing recently and the doctors had informed her parents that malformed kidney would not function normally as the child grows.
Following the initiatives taken by the girl's parents, 18 of them had previously volunteered to donate their kidney but none of them matched.
Nicole's schoolteacher whose son had been saved by a blood platelet donor has now pledged to donate her kidney.
Doctors hope to finish the transplant at the earliest and predict that both the child and her teacher would recover within six weeks following the surgery.