Wisconsin 1st-grader gets kidney from teacher

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Donating Blood.

An 8-year-old Wisconsin girl has received a life-changing gift from a teacher at her school.

Natasha Fuller underwent surgery Tuesday at a Milwaukee-area hospital, along with Oakfield Elementary teacher Jodi Schmidt, who donated a kidney to the first-grader.

A statement issued by Children’s Hospital says the transplant went great. It says both Natasha and her teacher are recovering and doing well.

Natasha’s smile and attitude in spite of her chronic kidney disease inspired Schmidt to get tested months ago for a possible donation.