He’s slated as a hero and a humanitarian, but Dan Coyne could soon lose his job.
Coyne donated his kidney to his grocery store cashier, Myra De La Vega, last March. De La Vega was diagnosed with kidney failure four years ago and met Coyne at the Jewel-Osco where she works. Coyne remembered her friendly face and volunteered his kidney when he learned she was ill.
Coyne told the Chicago Tribune that he intends to keep his job, even if he has to rent a room in the city to fulfill the school board’s requirements.
“How many hours do I have to sleep in Chicago to meet the requirement?” he told the paper. “I’d rather be with my family, my church and my community than play this game.”
Previously, Pershing East principal Antonia Hill declared a “Dan Coyne Day” and turned his good deed into a lesson on giving for the school’s students.