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  • Nice To Meet You. Take My Kidney.

    Published: 04/19/2012


    "Rachel Buckley and her family asked members of their church to pray for her to get a new kidney. Rachel, now 38, had been ill since she was a teenager and had developed renal failure. Congregants in the intensely devout evangelical Christian church in suburban Philadelphia not only prayed for Rachel: one of them donated her kidney.

    "Lindsey Steege, now 23, was following the example of her father, who had donated his kidney to his sister a few years earlier.   Lindsey and Rachel were too divergent in age to be social friends but the families had befriended each other through St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church in Huntingdon Valley, PA.  The two families recently got together to celebrate the first anniversary of the transplant, which took place at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia on Feb. 25, 2011. “We are forever intertwined as families,” said Lindsey’s father, Chuck Steege. “And most definitely Rachel and Lindsey are intertwined. I don’t think words can even define the connection.”

    Full Story here from Philly.com

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