Ohio teacher to donate kidney to 10-year-old girl

Tanya Thomas, a teacher at Slate Ridge Elementary School, stepped up and offered to donate a kidney to Eva.
1:33 | 05/16/18

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Finally tonight here, America strong. The fourth grader and the call for help. And the teacher down the hall who answered. 10-year-old Eva is a fourth grader at slate ridge elementary in reynoldsburg, Ohio. She was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease. She's on dialysis. Her mom says she needs 30 pills every day to survive. Hair loss and tired and crying and in pain. I was devastated. I tried to put on a brave face for her. Reporter: Eva is in desperate need of a transplant. Her family is not a match. They posted about her online, and a teacher at school from a different classroom saw it. I had read the Facebook post. Reporter: Tania Thomas was a match. I just felt that if I'm blessed with this good health, we just need to take that step. Reporter: That mom with a hug for that teacher she'd never met, about to give her daughter a gift. She says, "Mom, I'm going to have a teacher's DNA, I'm going to have to be a good teacher some day." Reporter: Tonight, they are now raising money for Eva's care. They hope she'll receive that kidney later this month. Hi, David! Reporter: And this evening, a message for us that teacher. I feel really excited that Mrs. Thomas is donating to me. Reporter: She told us, she hopes to be able to swim again, to play with her friends. And about that teacher? I think she's really awesome and I hope some day I get to do school things like she did for me, to save someone's life. That teacher is awesome. So are you, Eva. We are rooting for you. I'm David Muir, For the latest innovations in water-resistant

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