Like many in her profession, preschool teacher Nancy Bleuer of Iowa takes a great interest in her children and wants to help them when they get in trouble, but, according to this story, she went above and beyond when she learned that the father of one of the children in her class needed help.
A student’s father was in need of help!
One day, she noticed that one of the children, a boy named Camden, seemed upset over something. After talking to him, she eventually learned that his father, Darreld Petersen, had been diagnosed with renal kidney failure, and was in desperate need for a kidney.
As you could guess, Bleuer decided to help in the way needed the most: she went to see if one of her kidneys was a possible match for Camden’s father. Eventually, it turned out that it was, and she was more than willing to make the sacrifice.
‘I wish there were more people like her’
With the surgery taking place in early June, both Bleuer and Petersen are said to be in recovery. By all appearances, it seems like the surgery was a success!
“I was ecstatic. I don’t know what I would’ve done for closure if I wasn’t a match,” explained Bleuer.
“It’s just amazing. There are people waiting every day for a kidney, for an organ in general. I wish there were more people like her. She’s giving me a second chance at life,” Petersen told ABC News.