When art teacher Misty Byrd learned that the mother of Fisher Croney, a longtime student of hers, needed a kidney transplant, she didn't hesitate to offer hers. Fisher's mother, Shannon, found out her kidney was functioning at 20% in 2019 and that she was in Stage 5 renal failure. After delays due to Covid-19, a successful transplant took place in June. Now the two women are working to find a match for a neighbor who is a single father of three. "You're giving up an organ, but people go on to live totally normal lives with just one. You're saving somebody's life. It's an amazing gift to give somebody.... There are hundreds of thousands of people out there waiting," Shannon Croney told CNN.

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