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Wilton High School students create video to help teacher in need of kidney donor

Dann Pompa was diagnosed with a disease that affects his kidney function. He needs to find a kidney donor within the next six years.

News 12 Staff

Jan 5, 2021, 5:32 PM

Updated 1,265 days ago

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Wilton High School students made a video to help their teacher who is in need of a kidney donor.
Dann Pompa was diagnosed with a disease that affects his kidney function. He needs to find a kidney donor within the next six years.
Since the donor list is so long, his doctors at Yale suggested he post a video on social media to find one.
Wilton High School junior Eli Ackerman says Pompa is always helping others. "I would say he is one of the most selfless people I've ever met, is always looking to benefit the community and other students," he says.
So, Ackerman and his classmates wanted to help him for a change and make a video to help him find a kidney donor. They collected interviews from students in which they reflect on what makes Pompa so special.
"Watching the video, people will learn how amazing this man is and how many lives he's really touched," Ackerman says.
Pompa runs several clubs at the high school that raise money for charity, including St. Baldrick's Foundation. Students say he helps save lives and hope someone will save his.
"It's very overwhelming and appreciative, and I don't know what to do to thank them enough,” Pompa says.
Since the video was posted to YouTube Monday, there have already been calls from people asking how they can find out if they are a donor match. For more information on how you can see if you are a match call: (866) 925-3897.


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