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SACRIFICIAL LOVE

March 2008. A Starbucks barista (server), 51-year-old Sandie Andersen, donated a kidney to a regular, longtime customer, in order to save her life. 55-year-old Annamarie Ausnes stated during a talk with Andersen that she needed a kidney transplant. The only problem was that her husband and son were not matches, meaning that they could not donate their kidneys to her to save her.

Without hesitation, Andersen offered to have a blood test to see if she matched the customer. The great thing is that she ended up being a perfect match. Andersen donated her kidney to Ausnes at the Virginia Mason Medical Center. In a few weeks, she was expected to be 100% back to normal. WOW!

Talk about integrity! That’s way beyond integrity. That’s nothing but pure love! Amazing! God bless that woman!

Henry Ford II was commonly known as "HF2" and "Hank the Deuce", was the son of Edsel Ford and grandson of Henry Ford. He was president of the Ford Motor Company from 1945 to 1960, chairman of the board and chief executive officer (CEO) from 1960 to 1979.

He said, "What’s right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity - intellect and resources - to do some thing about them."

(from a sermon by Steve Shepard, "What's Happening in America?" 7/3/08 SermonCentral.com)

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