Teachers are awesome and some teachers are awesome². WCNC CBS Denver News is introducing people to Jen Sculley; a physical education teacher at East High School in Denver, Colorado who is donating a kidney to a student in need.
It was about a year ago that Ms. Sculley lost her beloved aunt to cancer. As fate would have it, she recently of a student at her high school who has been suffering a kidney disease, a student who shared her late aunt’s first name. Jen told WCNC, “And as [the student] was telling me, this very clear voice said, ‘You’re going to give her a kidney.’” It turned out the educator was medically compatible with her pupil.
The student, who has asked the Denver station to remain anonymous, is grateful for the gift. Sculley is happy to do it, saying, “Through her I get to pass on the memory of my aunt and that’s amazing.”
The kidney transplant is happening this week. What does Ms. Sculley expect in exchange from the student? According to the station, a “good, long life.”
More info: WCNC