Another Special Life in Christ
These testimony lives are not stories of "role models". Jesus is the
These are lives wonderfully touched & changed by Jesus!
They mixed black and white bone
marrow (1998) in the Deep South:
"Frank, the odds are against you," said his
oncologist. The 43 year old black male was in deep trouble. Relatively few blacks are
registered in bone marrow donor registries; and black patients need black donors, his
oncologist told him.
Diagnosed and being treated for leukemia in 1998, he had been waiting
for a donor match. Odds worsened when the marrow from his only brother did not match. But,
the 37 year old Rev. Donald Kuntz had been on the registry since the late 1980s. His marrow
was the closest match; and the Creston, Ohio pastor donated it in Dec. 1998.
director of a health and human services agency in South Carolina, Frank Wise got a new lease
on life as the donated marrow took hold in his bones. As Pastor Kuntz got up from the donor
table, he requested that a note containing a verse from the prophet Isaiah be delivered to
the recipient, "Those who shall wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength." Rev. Kuntz
received a photo of Frank about a year later. In early Feb. 2001, Frank got a surprise that
left him at a loss for words. For over two years, Frank had presumed that the marrow donor
whose donation helped cure his leukemia was also a black man.
On hearing the news from a
reporter that the donor was a white pastor, the Seneca, S. C. resident said, "This has come
as a total, total surprise! Oh, this totally heightens it. It just shows that the Lord is in
control. We are all one!"
If Wise sees the hand of God in this, so does Kuntz. He recalled
that he later found out that Rosemary Wise, Frank's wife, had been working on a cross-stitch
of that same verse from Isaiah. And the doctor who harvested the bone marrow from Rev. Kuntz?
His name was Dr. Lazarus! (The State [S. C. newspaper], front page, 20 Feb. 2001). HERE is some more white-black stuff. See other
faith & health information [here].
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(posted 3 March 2002; last updated 8 April
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