Teacher's Daughter Saved by Student's Homework

Monday, Jan 11, 2010  |  Updated 9:46 AM CDT
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Teacher's Daughter Saved by Student's Homework

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A Fort Worth teacher's biology assignment led her to a potential lifesaving discovery that her daughter has diabetes.

Lori Roque said on Dec. 20 she was reading an outline of a student's assignment on diseases that affect multiple organ systems.

Roque said some of the symptoms sounded familiar, like what was happening with her 14-year-old daughter, Hope.

Roque took the girl to be tested. Doctors determined that the teen has diabetes and "it was approaching a life-threatening stage."

Hope, who remained in the hospital until Christmas Day, now takes insulin.

Roque said she's grateful that the student turned the assignment in on time.

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