And this is why you can’t skip those parent-teacher conferences: Pam Oast is a kindergarten teacher in Thomasville, North Carolina, just outside Winston-Salem.
Tracy Drayton has a daughter named Jada who used to be in Pam’s class. And while she was a student, Tracy and Pam became friends.
That was about four years ago. But now they’re even closer . . . because Pam just gave Tracy one of her KIDNEYS.
Tracy was diagnosed with lupus in 2010. And it was manageable until last year when it started attacking her organs. So doctors told her she needed a kidney transplant.
Pam immediately got tested . . . found out they were a match . . . and surprised Tracy with the news back in November, just before Thanksgiving.
The surgery happened a week ago today at a hospital in Pittsburgh, and they’re both doing great.
They say they wanted to share their story to encourage more people to be organ donors.
(Here’s a photo. Tracy is on the left, Pam is on the right.)