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Family Issues Statement after 8-Year-Old Receives Kidney from a Teacher

The kidney transplant between the Wisconsin teacher and an 8-year-old took place Tuesday afternoon in Milwaukee.

Jodi Schmidt donated one of her kidneys to save the life of 8-year-old Tasha Fuller.

The transplant was successfully done earlier today and Tasha’s family issued the following statement:

“Thanks to Jodi’s amazing gift and support of her family, we are with Tasha as she recovers and gets stronger after the transplant. Her doctors at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin say that everything went well and that we could not have asked for a better organ. We are so grateful for the outpouring of support our family has received, particularly from Oakfield Elementary staff and students, along with her friends and family in Grandfield, Oklahoma. Tasha looks forward to seeing you all as soon as she can. For all the other children waiting for organs, please consider adding your name to the Wisconsin Donor Registry at donatelifewisconsin.org.” - Tasha Fuller’s family

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