Misty Byrd teaches art, starting in kindergarten, at Wilder Elementary in Mansfield, Missouri, which allows her to form unique bonds, like she has with the Croneys.
“I love my students,” Byrd said. “I have them from kindergarten on. I get to watch them come in and be really little and grow.”
Byrd made the decision to donate a kidney to Fisher Croney’s mother, Shannon Croney, after teaching the boy since kindergarten.