At some point in most peoples lives, you encounter something strange. You may not even be able to put your finger on it and oftentimes conclude that there is no rational explanation for the chance encounter.
Perhaps you see someone who looks likes like a long lost friend and after approaching them, it turns out that person just happens to know the person who you mistook them for.
You chalk it it up to a chance encounter, a positive experience and move on.
What if the chance encounter resulted in saving someone’s life and years later another chance encounter, with the same person, results in another life being saved?
That would be pretty unbelievable.
And is has happened.
More than once.
Take the case of Kevin Stephen and Penny Brown.
Kevin Stephens was 10 years old back in 1999 and he went into cardiac arrest, while at a baseball game, after being in the chest with the ball.
Fortunately Peggy Brown, a registered nurse, was at the same game and she saved Kevin’s life.
Brown was supposed to be working that fateful night but it was slow at the hospital where she worked so she decided to go to her son’s game.
She witnessed little Kevin getting hit, ran down to assist and saved Kevin’s life. And she wasn’t even supposed to be there.
That was a most fortunate chance encounter.
Fast forward 7 years, Kevin Stephen is now 17 and working in a restaurant. He wasn’t supposed to be working that night but the manager gave the student some extra hours.
A woman stated choking, Kevin ran over and performed the Heimlich maneuver and saved the woman’s life.
That woman turned out to be Peggy Brown.
The case of Christopher Manacci is equally as amazing.
He was driving home from his son’s football game in Ohio and noticed that a van towing a boat had a flat tire.
Manacci took his family home and returned to help the stranger.
He parked his car and got out to offer help.
Unbelievably a car appeared out of nowhere, driven by a drunk driver, and smashed into Manacci’s car.
Had Manacci not went to help, the drunk driver likely would have likely careened right into the other person, Gerald Gronowski, along with his son.
After the two chatted, Gronowski told Manacci about a time when he was very injured with 3 fishing hooks stuck in his hand and a stranger helped him.
That stranger turned out to be Manacci. He saved the same person’s life, twice!
There are many more true stories about chance encounters, unbelievable outcomes that occur throughout the world and although there is no rational explanation, the people involved are eternally grateful.
Feel free to share your story if you have experienced a chance encounter.