Celia Oyler had never been in the hospital, never had a stitch and had never even taken a prescription drug.
But last June, the 55-year-old professor gave doctoral student John Young -- a virtual stranger -- her kidney, enduring every invasive test and eventually transplant surgery to save his life.
As Oyler tells it, her decision was rooted in compassion but executed on a whim last spring in the hallways of
Teachers College Columbia University.
Oyler, director of inclusive education...Full Story