Amazing teacher donates kidney to sick pupil
Super-teacher undergoes kidney transplant for seriously-ill pupil.
Teachers often go beyond the call of duty
for their pupils in order to help them overcome obstacles, but 53-year-old Ray Coe must surely be teacher of the year for offering one of his kidneys to a seriously-ill pupil, according to the The Standard
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The London-based teacher realised something wasn’t right when 13-year-old Alya Ahmed Ali needed to take time off from school for dialysis treatment. The girl has hydrocephalus
and a learning disability. When her mother asked or time off, he asked how he could help, and put his name down as a donor
The teacher, who is also a father, then had to undergo a series of tests and the two were, against odds of 100 000 to one, found to be compatible.
The transplant surgery took place in February 2014 and both patients are recovering well.
Alya’s parents have showered praise on this dedicated teacher, saying that he saved their precious daughter’s life.
Not just a star in the classroom, Ray is a genius at teaching (and modelling) compassion for others.Teachers who care
He’s quite modest about his generosity, saying that the little girl is like family to him now.
There are amazing teachers that spend extra hours after class helping their kids get up to speed, and others who are closely involved in ensuring that their kids have balanced home lives as well as classroom experiences.
A parent may offer to donate a kidney
to their own child in a similar situation, but for a man to do so for a relative stranger
is nothing short of remarkable.Would you consider organ donation?