by: HotTopics.TV Updated: Feb 8, 2017 – 5:55 AM
CHICAGO – A father with cancer is thanking a former classmate for  saving his toddler from a rare disease  by donating a kidney.
The past few years have been difficult for the Wagner family. According to “Today,” Ryan and Ashley Wagner were high school sweethearts and got married in July 2013.
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In December, Ashley learned she was pregnant. That happy news was quickly followed by Ryan’s devastating diagnosis. Doctors discovered that what Ryan thought was a stomach bug was actually stage 4 colon cancer. People with similar diagnoses are usually given five years to live.
“The reality of it was too much,” Ashley told …