From WCBS New York:
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Brooklyn monsignor’s desperate plea for a kidney transplant got the gift of life from parishioner attending his service.
“I prayed like crazy, and sometimes I felt God was just not listening,” said Monsignor Theophilus Anthony Joseph of St. Ephrem Church in Dyker Heights.
Joseph had suffered with kidney disease for eight years. And when four donors were not a match, he began to stress out.
“I was so frustrated. I wasn’t getting better,” he told CBS2’s Dick Brennan. “I was getting worse actually.”
The monsignor decided it was time to reach out on his own, and at a monthly healing service in February at St. Ephram, he made a direct plea to parishioners.
“I was very funny about it. I said, ‘Look, I need a kidney.’ I said, ‘You could give me one, you could lend with me, you could sell me one, but I need a kidney,’” he said.
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