School Principal Uses His Disease To Teach Kids


Tuesday, May 1st 2007, 3:15 pm
By: News On 6


An Owasso principal is back on the job just five months after having a kidney transplant. Bob Coke works at Owasso's 7th Grade Center. He talked to students Tuesday about his battle with Polycystic Kidney Disease or PKD. The genetic disease creates cysts in the kidneys, eventually shutting them down. As a result of the disease Coke had to have a kidney transplant.

"I'm glad to be back to work, I feel much better,” he said. “People tell me I look better and I do feel a lot better. I'm just glad to get back to school with the teachers and the students."

Tuesday was also Organ Donor Awareness Day. Health experts used Coke's example to teach students the importance of donating organs to help save others.

To find out more about PKD, visit www.pkdcure.org.