A teacher is usually the second most important adult in a child’s life… This teacher went above and beyond to help one of her students.
Nancy Bleur, a caring 54-year-old kindergarten teacher from Iowa has a heart of gold and absolutely adores her students. She goes out of her way to ensure they are happy at all times.
One day she noticed that 4-year-old Camden in her class wasn’t his usual self. She decided to have a little chat with him to see what was up. That’s when the boy started telling her about his father… and it made her heart sink. She felt like she had to do something – and fast.
It turns out that Camden’s father, 34-year-old Darreld Petersen, was very sick. When Nancy realised just how bad his situation was, it made her even more worried as she couldn’t begin to fathom how it was affecting his son Camden. That’s when she decided to give the dad a call.
There was something seriously wrong with Darreld’s kidneys that made them function at just 20 percent of their capacity. During his dialysis treatment, he looked so sick that poor Camden was terrified when he saw his daddy.
Nancy decided she wanted to help the family in any way she could. You might think she offered to babysit, help with the groceries, cook or any other daily chore – but Nancy went much further than that in lending her hand.
She offered Darreld one of her kidneys.
Miraculously, she happened to be a perfect match, meaning all she had to do was to quickly fill in some paper work.
“I was really excited about it. I was ecstatic. I don’t know what I would’ve done for closure if I wasn’t [a match],” she says.
Camden’s dad was shocked and delighted with Nancy’s extraordinary offer. She would be saving his life.
“It’s just amazing. There are people waiting every day for a kidney, for an organ in general. I wish there were more people like her. She’s giving me a second chance at life,” Darreld told ABC News.
When the family found out that Nancy’s kidney was a match with Darreld’s, they decided to surprise her with flowers at school. Camden couldn’t be happier about the fact that his teacher is helping save his father’s life.
Nancy has proved that there is a world full of good people. Let’s hope the operation runs smoothly and that the both of them have a safe and speedy recovery.
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