Kaden Koebcke, a sixth-grade student, received an unusual gift from his technology teacher on Tuesday; a kidney.
According to Fox News, Koebcke’s teacher, William Wilkinson, teaches technology at Grace Christian Academy in Powder Springs, Georgia and has opted to serve as a living donor to his student.
The 12-year-old was diagnosed with kidney disease when he was only two years old and has already had to have one transplant. The organ for the first surgery came from Koebcke’s father who is the only donor match for Koebcke in his family. Unfortunately, Koebcke’s first kidney transplant, which was performed when he was five years old, did not work.
After years of waiting for a new kidney, however, his family decided to take matters into their own hands and find a donor for Koebcke themselves. The family took to Facebook setting up a page called “Kaden’s Kidney Search,” and hoped that someone would be a match.
The Facebook page was flooded with support and finally, their prayers were answered. Koebcke’s technology teacher was a perfect match and the surgery was scheduled for Tuesday.
Koebcke could not be more excited about receiving his new kidney. Koebcke told Fox News that he hopes that this will allow him to “live a normal life, and not have to live life hooked up to a machine.”
When sitting down with Fox News, with tears in her eyes, Koebcke’s mom said, “I know we can get through anything, no matter the outcome because I know that God has a plan for him.”
Taken from: The Christian Headlines