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Palm Beach Gardens teacher donates kidney

Posted: 11:26 AM, Sep 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-11 03:46:36Z
Local teacher donating kidney to former student

A Palm Beach Gardens science teacher donated a kidney to 20-year-old Bobby Seelman Monday morning.

Duncan Middle School teacher Julio Vega decided to donate his kidney last month to  Seelman, who once attended the same school.

After undergoing tests during the summer break, Vega made the decision.

Seelman has had dialysis about 12 to 13 hours a day for the last two years.

Seelman's mother said the surgery started at about 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Another teacher, Eileen Chatfield, sent an email out to the entire Duncan school staff after watching  the original story  that aired in May on NewsChannel 5. 

This prompted Vega to get tested and donate his kidney.

Stay with WPTV.com and NewsChannel 5 for updates on this story.