It’s always a good feeling to be able to help the people that we love, but a Virginia woman took things to a whole new level. With the help of Facebook and what she claims as a sign from God, Crysti Shirley went out of her way to save a stranger’s life.
Thanks to her faith and kindness, Jim Abed is now recovering at home. The story has since inspired many to say that God indeed works in mysterious ways.
And just like that, Shirley is now being called a “guardian angel.”
Jim Abed of Fairfax, Virginia, was desperately in need of a new kidney. He had been on the list for transplant for the last two years and has been having dialysis many times a week.
It appeared that Abed’s time was running out. Fortunately, fate brought him and Shirley together through a Facebook post.
At that moment, Shirley recalled, she knew “with 100 [percent] certainty that God was calling me to be this man’s donor.”
Abed’s family was running out of option at the time, so his cousin Maysa Munsey Slominski took to Facebook to ask for a kidney donor with blood type O.
Slominski and Crysti Shirley worked together before, and the latter saw the desperate plea of her ex-colleague. That’s when Shirley felt she had to do something.
“I knew in my heart that I was meant to give him my kidney … I can’t explain it,” said Shirley.
On July 26, Abed and Shirley underwent surgery together at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Shirley said that the procedure “went beautifully,” sharing that she felt an “overwhelming sense of peace” in the morning of their surgeries.
Both Abed and Shirley are recovering at their respective homes now.
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“He was looking at the door. You saw the disappointment on his face.”
For adults, a birthday means you’re officially adding one more year to your age. But for kids, it’s the best day ever!
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"He was looking at the door. You saw the disappointment on his face,” Kazanis said.
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Now that’s a miracle.
They say "God works in mysterious ways" and Mykehia Curry can attest to this line firsthand. The story of the Georgia teen quickly made national headlines after she wrote a letter to God asking for His help for her dorm supplies and college tuition.
According to reports, the 18-year-old’s mom is disabled and so money has been tight. Instead of giving up, she asked God for help just days before she was scheduled to leave for school.
Curry says she wrote a letter to God, attached it to some balloons, and sent it toward the heavens. Although she was hoping for a miracle, she already assumed that no one would ever read it....