Prairie Crossing students help find kidney for teacher
Prairie Crossing teacher, Molly Wright, was in need of a kidney transplant. Students immediately organized a campaign called "Find Molly a Kidney." What they were able to accomplish was an amazing feat.
PARKER- When fifth-grade students at Prairie Crossing Elementary heard their beloved gym teacher, Molly Wright, lost 90 percent of her kidney function last year following the birth of her son, Nolan, and was placed on the transplant list, they immediately put a plan together to raise awareness and work together to help her.
Through their campaign, Find Molly A Kidney, the students came up with 17 ways they could try to help her, as well as provide awareness to the community about kidney donations.
This past Monday, students hosted a school-wide assembly and invited the National Kidney Foundation to speak and teach others the importance of their kidneys. They created awareness videos they showed during the assembly.
By Tuesday, Molly received a life changing phone call that a kidney was available. Thanks to the efforts of Prairie Crossing fifth graders, Molly will undergo her surgery in a few weeks.