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Many teachers go above and beyond for the students- but this teachers dedication is next level. 

When Tanya Thomas, an elementary school teacher in Ohio, found out that one of her students was sick she decided that she would stop at nothing to help her. 

That student was Eva Brown, and while she wasn't in Thomas' class, she found out about her rare kidney disease through Facebook.

Eva has collapsing FSGS, and needed a kidney transplant. Unfortunately, she has a rare O blood type. 

Thomas, having a suspicion that she had the same blood type, got checked out- she was a match. 

"There was really no question and no hesitation. I felt like it was my opportunity to say we’re going to give this a try and if it doesn't work I have to be okay with that,” she told local media.

“I kind of just have that feeling of hey I've got two, I'll give one. No sweat off my back." 

Thomas met with Eva nad her mother Alana, to tell the the good news. 

“I thought I was going to lose my baby and now I can watch her grow up," mum Alana gushed. "I can watch her play. I can see her go to prom, and get married one day, and I look forward to seeing the woman she's going to be and that's because of Tanya Thomas.”

Principle Micca Conley said that she was proud of Thomas' decision, who is extremely dedicated to her students. 

"We are mums first and teachers second and she has taken that expectation obviously to the next level,” she said. 

Through fundraising pages and speaking out, the women hope to raise awareness for organ donation. 

The transplant is scheduled for June 2018. 


Selena Gomez took to Instagram yesterday to share with fans that she had undergone a kidney transplant – a direct result of the star's Lupus.

The Fetish singer thanked her team of doctors, but also extended a massive thank you to her close friend Francia Raisa, who donated her kidney to Selena. 

Today, Francia has taken to the social media platform to comment on the experience.


A post shared by Francia Raísa (@franciaraisa) on

'I am beyond grateful that God would trust me with something that not only saved a life, but changed mine in the process.'

'This was part of our story, and we will share it soon, but what is important now is that this is not the only story.'

'For more information regarding Lupus, please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org'

'Love you sis, so glad we’re on this journey together.'

Seriously, is that isn't the purest friendship in the world, we don't know what is. 

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