This Preschool Teacher Surprised A Former Student With Liver Failure By Applying To Be His Organ Donor

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As if good teachers don’t already give children enough, one teacher in New York is about to give so much more to one student who needs her help.

In Western New York, Karen and Ron Toczek were shaken when they found out their five-year-old adopted son, Ezra, would need a liver transplant.

“It’s been ‘easy’ to know he might need a transplant someday while not needing a transplant now,” wrote Karen on a GoFundMe page dedicated to Ezra’s recovery.

“His first year with us was eventful, with travel, hospitalizations, and surgeries. We had a solid three years of relatively good health and the ability to focus on other needs he has.”

“I was given the impression that our trip to NYC for transplant evaluation was ‘very preliminary’ and that there was still the possibility to try other interventions, that this was just to create a chart for him and get baseline information documented with the liver team. That was not the case.”

Ezra was terrifyingly diagnosed with liver disease, which led to liver failure, and he was put on the transplant list in February of this year.

However, the Toczek family didn’t realize they had already met the person who would later offer to save Ezra’s life via liver donation.

In March, Ezra’s former preschool teacher, Carissa Fisher, applied to be a living donor after learning about what he was going through.

A living donor is a healthy person who offers to donate part or an entire organ to another person who needs one.

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