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Hometown Hero

By: Claude

Christie Kaplan has been teaching children for 26 years.  Five years ago Christie was teaching fourth grade and Lexie was one of her students.  Christie and Lexie developed a special bond.  Lexie has been battling a kidney disease for her whole life and recently found out that she was going to need a kidney transplant.  On today's Hometown Hero we hear the rest of the story about how Christie is making a huge difference for Lexie this week. 

Update:  On Thursday, Christie gave her kidney to child.  The surgery went very well, and Christie is reportedly very hungry.  Lexie will be getting her transplant soon.
Hometown Hero Christie Kaplan