It’s Been Three Decades Since She Saved His Life…Now, They Finally Meet.

Her treatment of John saved him. John never got to thank her, never even knew who she was – until now.

“Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.” Luke 10:36-37

Thirty years ago, John Rieken probably should have died – thrown from his motorcycle in a violent crash that left him with multiple skull fractures, he lay bleeding with no heartbeat on the side of the road. What saved him? An unknown angel: Ann Cefalu, then a medical student in residency, saw the crash and jumped out of her car to help. Her treatment of John saved him. John never got to thank her, never even knew who she was – until now.

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