There's a man in Fort Lauderdale, Florida named Neil Emmott who was diagnosed with kidney disease.
About two years ago, he found out he needed a transplant. Things got desperate after his wife and brother found out they couldn't donate. So then his daughter's first-grade teacher said SHE wanted to donate.
Her name is Allison. Her husband Jason actually donated a kidney to someone else about ten years ago. So she knew what the process was. But when she got tested, it turned out she wasn't a match either.
But then a pre-school teacher got tested, and she WAS a match for Neil. The only problem was her kidney was too small for Neil. So she set up what's called a "chain" donation.
First, she donated her kidney to someone in Boston. Then in return, Neil got a kidney from someone in California. The surgeries happened last September. And the chain donation actually ended up saving
FOUR people's lives. But it doesn't end there.
Remember the first teacher who wasn't a match? Even though she couldn't help Neil, she still wanted to donate. So two months later, she kicked off another chain donation that saved four MORE lives, including the life of a 14-year-old boy.