the Associated Press story:
Rita Van Loenen had no idea that a trip in Thomas Chappell's taxi cab could end up being the ride that saves her life.Interestingly enough faith had a role in story. Here is the way that Thomas Chappell responded:
"There are better odds of getting struck by lightning," Van Loenen said. "A random taxi driver offering to give me his kidney and all these pieces match. There has to be something behind this. How can this be?"
Chappell, who has been driving Van Loenen to dialysis appointments, shocked the Gilbert, Ariz. woman a month ago by offering to donate his kidney. But even more shocking to her was that doctors found they had the same blood type, that they were compatible.
The Phoenix taxi driver said he was a man of faith and that a higher power wanted him to step in.An amazing story of how God works in the hearts (and kidneys) of people who follow him. Here are the concluding thoughts from the article:
"By then, me and the good Lord already had a talk. He said 'Tom, you go give her one. It will work," Chappell said.
Van Loenen said that, thanks to Chappell, she can actually make plans for the future.I heard Mr Chappell testify in that TV story.. the simplicity of his faith inspired me.. I have to wonder if I would have been that sensitive and obedient to God's voice.
"Whenever I tell my friends or my family, they just find it so incredible," Van Loenen said. "They do call him an angel. My friend says there's angels everywhere. That's the right way to capture it."