NEW BRAUNFELS, TX — Six-year-old Matthew Parker asked Santa this past Christmas to help him find someone who could give him a new kidney, and, amazingly, his wish came true.
After the Parkers searched the whole country to find Matt a kidney, they were shocked to find out that the perfect donor was in their own backyard. Matthew’s donor is his first-grade teacher, Lindsey Painter.
Matt goes to school part-time to accommodate the four-hour long dialysis appointments that keep him alive, yet an amazing smile never leaves his face. This will be no doubt a bond that will connect Matt and Mrs. Painter for the rest of their lives.
Talk about a life lesson we can all learn from!