School principal donates kidney to student's father

Sarah Schecter, head of The Oakridge School in Texas, donated her kidney to a parent whose three children attend the school.
2:54 | 02/16/20

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So call now. Welcome back. Our Saturday spirit kicking off your weekend on the right note. A remarkable story of generosity when a father needed a new kidney, the principal at his kid's school stepped in to save the day. Take a look. Reporter: It's true a good educator can inspire students to be their best. So glad to be back. Reporter: But not every principal is hounded for hugs and high-fives in the hallway. She's kind, considerate, loving, genuine. She is as genuine as you can get. And we could not love her more here. Reporter: Sarah Schecter has been a beloved member of the community for years. Good morning. How are you? Reporter: But it's this principal's recent act of selfless generosity that redefined the phrase sharing is caring. Recently Sarah underwent surgery to donate one of her kidneys. The recipient, the father of one of the kids at her school who she barely knew. She told me I want to be tested to see if I'm a match for the kidney donor and I was just shocked. Reporter: Amenze's husband Nate, dad to Aaron, Sidney and William has been suffering from sudden kidney failure. His health was declining. The first thing I was thinking was, you know, my kids, how can my kids live without their father? I had a conversation with my oldest son, just talking to him and letting him know that I may not make it. Everything would hopefully be fine but like in case anything -- anything wrong happened, that I'd be like the man of the house and be in charge of everything, to protect my siblings, to take care of them and to take care of my mom also. Reporter: After a successful kidney exchange, here's Nate today and these two former strangers now becoming more like family. It looks like Sarah and Nate talk on the phone every day now. It was just so funny to go from not knowing someone at all to every time you see them you have to tell them you love them. That's kind of where we are. Reporter: And for the Jones kids, a valuable lesson learned, the power of giving. Before she was just like our principal and now she's a part of our family. She was never just the principal, by the way. I do want to add this. Sarah was even awarded a proclamation from Arlington city hall for her kindness and the students so invested in the project that one of them actually helped contribute to the story and was shooting video for us. Oh, wow. So one of the videos part of the story, a student named Ross at the school was helping out and you can see how the community has rallied around her and this family and really proud of their principal. She's amazing. Great family too. As if principals and teachers don't do enough. Above and beyond. For low pay.

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