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"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