Seventh-grade teacher Buffy Sexton is teaching her students a life lesson — by leaving the classroom.
Sexton, a Meyzeek Middle School teacher in Louisville, Ky., is donating a kidney to John Desmond, a man she didn’t even know. It all started in July, when Sexton saw a Facebook post from a friend of a friend — Desmond’s wife Tina — asking for a kidney donor for her husband.
“If all I really need to do is go through a surgery and it’ll turn their entire family’s life around, If I can do it, why wouldn’t I do it?” Sexton told WAVE. “If you pass and we bury all your organs with you, that’s seven people you could have helped.”