Just when Pastor Tim Jones thought he was helping save someone's life, he ended up saving his own.
Squire Rushnell, author of "God Winks," stopped by the TODAY Show to share an incredible story about a God wink — or an everyday situation that turns into a life-changing event — linking Jones with a stranger.
They bonded over their love for the song and gospel music in general and then said goodbye.
Two weeks later, Herbert got devastating news from his doctors at Duke University Hospital that he would need a kidney transplant.
"After family and friends were unable to meet the rigorous donor requirements, and Don's wife, Belinda, pleaded for a donor on social media, something inside me said I needed to help, and I agreed to take a test," Jones said.
Jones found out he was a perfect match, so they prepped for dual surgeries. Jones went first to remove his kidney and Herbert was planning to follow, but after seven hours, he, his wife and Jones' wife grew worried that something might be wrong.
They had discovered a deadly aneurysm in the renal artery hidden behind his kidney.
"The bulging vein was like a ticking time bomb," Jones said. "When it ruptures, there is near-certain death."
"Tim, you saved Don's life today, but in the process, you saved your own!" Jones' doctors told him.
Witchy sez never give up up folks , there are still some mighty good and wonderful people out there .
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