Thirteen-year-old Alya was diagnosed with renal failure and her parents had told her teacher Ray Coe that she would need to be on dialysis.
Moved by his pupil's plight, dedicated Ray decided to sign up to be a donor.
After being declared a match, the pair underwent the transplant at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital and the two are now recovering after their operations.
The superstar dad-of-one, said to the Daily Star: "I just knew it was the right thing to do."
Alya's dad, Ahmed Ali, 47 says, "He's an amazing man. We owe him so much."
By Pippa Hawker
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