Women celebrate kidney donation

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Two local women are celebrating the one year anniversary of their kidney transplant.
They barely knew each other two years ago when they discovered in Bible study they were a match.

Inside Bedford Church of God voices and hands lift in praise, worshippers grateful for God’s gifts.
On this Sunday afternoon, none is more thankful than Sue Wilkins for a gift she received one year ago.
“No greater love hath any man to lay down his life for his friends. And that’s what she did for me,” said Wilkins.
Wilkins met Susan Boyce in a Bible study group two years ago.  
At that point, wilkins had been on dialysis for three years and was in desperate need of a kidney.
“I looked at her and I said are you type A. And she said ‘yeah.”  She said “what do you need and I said I need a kidney, and she said oh I’ll give you my kidney, I’m healthy I
ll give you my kidney,” said Wilkins.
Both ladies had only known each other for a few months.
“To me it was a divine set up because it was like because how did you know it would be a match but he knows all things,” said Boyce.
“God said that day somebody in there is going to donate your kidney,” cries Wilkins.
Now a year after their surgery, they say they are telling their story to shows God’s greatest and to share the importance of organ donation.
“He allowed me to use my good health to be a blessing to someone else. You need a quarter of liver for a liver transplant. a kidney, you got two, if you got great health try giving one away,” said Boyce.

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