Wisconsin girl who got kidney transplant from teacher back in school

MADISON, Wisc. (WHDH) — A Wisconsin girl who got a kidney transplant from her teacher returned to school Wednesday.

Lyla Carreyen, 5, needed a kidney because she has a rare autoimmune disorder. Her teacher Beth Battista happened to be a match and donated one of her kidneys to her student.

“I’m just looking forward to watching her grow in the next coming years and being a part of her family and seeing her live her life, the life that she deserves to have,” said Battista.

Battista said she now has a special bond with Lyla’s family and was even invited to join them on vacation this year.

(Copyright (c) 2017 Sunbeam Television. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)