Student and teacher kidney transplant underway

(Photo Courtesy: Froetdert Hospital)

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WBAY) – Today (May 24) is the day a young Fond du Lac County girl and a local teacher have been waiting for.

Eight-year-old Natasha Fuller of Oakfield is getting a kidney from Jodi Schmidt, a teacher at Oakfield Elementary School.

Froetdert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin with Children’s Hospital gave Action 2 News a look inside Jodi’s operating room:

Action 2 News introduced viewers to Natasha and Jodi in March. 

Natasha has chronic kidney disease. Schmidt, a teacher at Natasha’s school, learned of the little girl’s story and decided she wanted to help.

Test results showed Jodi and Natasha were a perfect match.

“I always felt like there was more in life that I should be doing,” Schmidt told our Sari Soffer back in March. Click here for the full story.

Action 2 News will keep you updated on Jodi and Natasha’s journey.

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