Posts Tagged ‘Lisa Parker’

We Would Take a Bullet for Our Students

February 22, 2015


So many of us would do everything possible to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students. Whilst it doesn’t surprise me that a teacher is donating her kidney to save one of her students, one must properly understand that teachers are unlike so many other professionals. So many of us were drawn to teaching for no other reason but for the altruistic purpose of changing the world. Ms. Painter should be commended for her courage and dedication and for reminding our critics what sets teachers apart from many other professionals:


AN AMERICAN first grade teacher will be saving one of her students lives when she donated her kidney to the six-year-old in a month.

The teacher, Lindsey Painter, has only been at the school since last winter, where she met little Matthew Parker and learned of his condition.

“He does dialysis three days a week; it’s in San Antonio and we do live here in New Braunfels. He travels three days a week and it’s a full day, so he only goes to school twice a week,” Matthew’s mum, Lisa Parker, explained to Fox 4 Kansas City.

Matthew’s kidneys began to fail when he was just three weeks old, which required him to receive a kidney transplant. This will be the second transplant he will have had to have had in only his six year life.

Nearly 100 people were tested to see if they could be a match for Matthew, with his teacher eager to help from the very beginning.

“I knew right away that I needed to find out if I could help Matthew.

“So many people came forward trying to help him and I’m the one that gets to do it. I mean I feel very lucky,” she said.

The surgery is scheduled for mid March and if all goes well, Matthew will go back to a normal life in just a few months.


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The Daycare Centre With a Boxing Ring

August 21, 2012

“No pinching, only punching” – sounds like advice a boxing coach would give. It certainly doesn’t sound like an appropriate thing for a daycare worker to say:

Three employees of a Delaware daycare were arrested Monday after police say a ‘disturbing’ cell phone video allegedly captured two toddlers participating in an organized fistfight.

The Hands of Our Future LLC Daycare in Dover also had its license suspended pending a hearing, CBS 3 in Philadelphia reported.

Three of the center’s employees — Tiana Harris, 19; Estefania Myers, 21; and Lisa Parker, 47 — are accused of forcing two 3-year-olds to strike one another in the head and face repeatedly last March.

“It’s shocking, disturbing and infuriating to watch this video that shows the two children whaling on each other,” Dover Police Capt. Tim Stump told The News Journal. “These are our most precious cargo and to have adults responsible for caring for their well -being to have them behave as such is sickening.”While the footage was not released publicly, police said one of the children could be heard yelling, “He’s pinching me,” and then a worker responding, “No pinching, only punching,” CBS reported.“Clearly one of the children is crying and does not want to continue on and he is pushed back into the fray by one of the adults,” Stump told the station.

It’s frightening to read about some of the individuals entrusted with the care of our precious children.

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