A valley grandfather has received the gift of a lifetime. He badly needed a heart transplant, and thanks to a complete stranger, his prayers were answered.
Today he came face to face with his heart donor's wife during an emotional ceremony.
Alcurtis Robinson can now spend time with his kids and grandkids. He can go to their track meets and their birthday parties, all because of someone he never met named Joe Gibson.
"This has restored my life completely, my personality my being and being with all of my grandchildren," says Alcurtis, organ recipient.
Alcurtis Robinson is a grandfather of six and a husband of more than 40 years.
The bond between him and Jennifer Gibson is very special.
"It was seeing something wonderful that came out of my loss," says Jennifer.
Jennifer's husband Joe Gibson died back in 2009. He was hit by a car while jogging.
The 38-year-old was a triathlete and a doctor. Jennifer says he felt his purpose in life was to give back to the community and he continued to do so after he died -- a heart donor for Alcurtis.
"Obviously it was a horrible tragedy for me but to see Al I feel like Joe's life and his spirit lives on."
Today the two were reunited at the donor celebration breakfast at the Arizona Biltmore, where Alcurtis was able to share his story.
But the two have met before.
Last year, by chance, they ended up at the same restaurant seated near each other on Joe's birthday.
"I just leaped out of my chair, I couldn't believe it of all the places and how big that restaurant was," says Alcurtis.
"We all believed that somehow Joe was letting us know he was up there, bringing us together on his birthday. By chance ran into each other," says Jennifer.
Alcurtis says the gratitude he has is hard to put into words. This gift changed everything.
"The gift that I received from Joe's heart has made me a better person and it has extended my love, because this family exhibits perfect love when you can give so much when you lose so much."
And Joe also changed two other lives as well. Besides his heart, he donated his kidneys and liver.