Saturday, August 6, 2016

Pittsburgh School Director Donates Kidney to 7-Year-Old Student | gadflyonthewallblog

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Pittsburgh School Director Donates Kidney to 7-Year-Old Student

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 Moira Kaleida represents the best of public service.

Some people would give you the shirt off their backs.
She gave a sick child a kidney out of her body.
The Pittsburgh School Board Director isn’t related to the 7-year-old student. She is barely an acquaintance. She doesn’t even represent the ward in which he and his family live. But when she read a Facebook request asking for donors, she says it was a “no-brainer.”
“I thought if it were my kid, I’d want to know someone was out there trying,” Kaleida says.
“It really doesn’t affect my everyday life beyond the couple of weeks of recovery. But for him, it’s something that changes his life drastically.”
The child, Laith Dougherty, had already undergone two heart transplants, one when he was 3 months old and another when he was 3 years old. But in 2012, a test showed his kidneys were working at only 35 percent capacity. After a series of illnesses in the fall, they were down to 6 percent and he was on dialysis.
None of his immediate family was a match and his B blood type made finding one Pittsburgh School Director Donates Kidney to 7-Year-Old Student | gadflyonthewallblog:

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