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Mom Fired For Taking Time Off to Donate Kidney to Her Son

Mom Fired For Taking Time Off to Donate Kidney to Her Son

A Philadelphia woman says she was fired after taking off time to donate a kidney to her son. Claudia Rendon, 41, took a leave of absence from her job at Aviation Institute of Maintenance to undergo the medical procedure involved in donating one of her kidneys to her 22-year-old son, Alex. A student mechanic at the institute where his mom worked, Alex needed a transplant after his kidney failed in January. When she was ready to return to work, she discovered that her employer had replaced her and was also trying to collect $2,000 from her son, "related to his sick leave."

In spite of the loss of her job, Claudia has declared: "I would do it all over again. No questions asked." And her son told Fox News, "She saved my life basically. Who else can say their mom gave them life two times?"

Read the whole story at ABC News

Have you ever taken time off from a job to care for a family member? 

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AmandaFaux97108 AmandaFaux97108 4 years
Way to go for saving your son! It's good to see a woman with her priorities straight. As far as your job, I'm sure there's a lawyer somewhere who is willing to help you. What they did is just wrong.
KellyMcCoy78243 KellyMcCoy78243 4 years
I want to commend you. Bravo. Jobs come and go but to have your kids around for a bit longer is priceless. All the material things don't matter.
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