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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Million Miles and A Trillion Tears Later - A Kidney is Found

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For more than a year now, Larry Swilling has been walking the streets of South Carolina wearing a sandwich board sign indicating that he needed a kidney for his wife of 58 years - Jimmie Sue. Their story caught national attention and hundreds of people inquired about making a living kidney donation. Larry was interviewed on Senior Agenda and dozens of our own listeners and followers inquired about being the donor.  Time and again the would-be donors were disqualified. The number of potential donors seemed to be shrinking.  Larry believed anyway.   The family grew weary as they watched their parents struggle.  Larry believed anyway.  People made fun of Larry and called him unkind names and made disrespectful remarks as he walked the streets in search of a kidney.  He believed anyway.  Jimmie Sue's health continued to decline and the prospect of finding a kidney seemed to be getting more and more dismal.  Larry believed anyway.

Tomorrow in Charleston, Jimmie Sue Swilling will receive a kidney.  A kidney that it might seem Larry wished into existence, except we all know that what he did was to believe.  Don't ever underestimate the power of love.  Don't ever underestimate the power of faith.  Don't ever underestimate the power of God.  Please continue to pray that all goes well tomorrow.

UPDATE 

Jimmie Sue is reportedly doing well following yesterday's surgery.