English expressions like ‘Everything happens for a reason’ sound hokey to some, but not if you believe in fate or destiny. Pediatrician Dr. Michael Shannon says, “Things are supposed to happen when they do. I see examples of this almost daily in my life and practice.”
In 2011, Dr. Shannon was driving down a coastal highway in California when he was hit by a truck. He was trapped in his vehicle as it caught fire.
Lucky for him, firefighters were nearby and arrived within minutes. Paramedic Chris Trokey used a rescue tool called the Jaws of Life to separate Dr. Shannon from his crumpled car. He then pulled him to safety.
Neither Shannon nor Trokey knew that this was not their first meeting. Twenty-six years before, Trokey was a 3.2 pound premature baby. His life teetered on the brink and he was only given a 50/50 chance of survival. The doctor that worked around the clock to save him was none other than Dr. Shannon. And baby Trokey grew up to be paramedic Trokey. And paramedic Trokey just so happened to be minutes away when Dr. Shannon needed him to save his own life.
It wasn’t until later that the amazing coincidence came to light. When Trokey was visiting the hospital and heard Dr. Shannon’s name, he realized that he had saved the life of the man who had saved his life.
Dr. Shannon spent the next 45 days in the hospital. He made a full recovery minus two toes that had to be amputated.
Dr. Shannon says, “It’s amazing to watch them all grow up, but to have one come back in your life, on a day you really need it, that’s really incredible.”
Trokey has since become a father and he has aptly chosen Dr. Shannon to be his son’s doctor.
from Blog – Deep English http://deepenglish.com/2016/04/everything-happens-reason/