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TPS employees come together to save a life

Posted at 7:01 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 20:01:37-05

TULSA -- Coworkers are going beyond the call of duty for a Tulsa public schools by coming together in an effort to give the employee a second chance at life.

Lenecia Hamilton works at the maintenance center with TPS and found out three years ago she had kidney failure.

At least ten of her coworkers in the office and beyond, like custodians and warehouse employees, to visit their doctors to see if they could donate their kidney to her.

"How many people can say that they work in a place where an extension of their coworkers go out of their way to see if they can be a match to give you a kidney?" said Hamilton.

While none of the staff members matched her, Hamilton recently found out someone she knows is a match. She'll be going through surgery in January.

Another TPS employee, AnnMarie Hayden, was so inspired by Lenecia's journey that she decided to donate her kidney to someone else. Her surgery is slated for early December.

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