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Social Worker Gives Kidney to Cashier

Myra De La Vega and Don Coyne. Photo courtesy of NBC Chicago.

NBC Chicago recently ran a very heart-warming story on a social worker and his buddy.

Illinois social worker Dan Coyne has been handing his money to cashier Myra De La Vega for a decade and a friendship grew. But little did De La Vega know that Coyne would volunteer to donate a kidney to her after her health failed.

“It gives me chills just just to see that he would do this just because of his generosity,” she said.

The principal has declared a “Dan Coyne Day” at Pershing East Magnet School where Dan works and students are following Coyne’s example by sending get-well cards to La Rabida Children’s Hospital.

To read the full story and watch the television news segment on De La Vega and Coyne, click here.

Social workers often help clients get good medical care and lead healthier lifestyles. To learn more, visit the National Association of Social Workers’ “Help Starts Here” Health & Wellness Web pages by clicking here.

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  1. Your service to mankind is very good .

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