Once-In-A-Lifetime Coincidence: Med Student’s Attending Surgeon Reveals Astounding Connection To Her Late Father.

A two-photo collage. The first shows a tweet from Erica Wenger that reads: My sister asked the attending where he went to med school & he said Univ of Arizona in class of ‘88. My sister said “No way! I think that’s the year my dad graduated med school” The second photo shows an old photo of Erica Wenger's parents smiling together as they stand near an ocean.

In movies, there’s no shortage of serendipitous moments. The right people cross paths at just the right time and, frequently, in coincidental ways that that seem far too unlikely to happen in real life. As rare as these moments may be in real life, they do happen. Just ask the med student who worked with someone that has a particularly close connection with her late father.

This story doesn’t come directly from the med student herself. Rather, it’s her twin sister, Erica Wenger, who recounts this unforgettable chance encounter — and she does so in a series of tweets.

1. “A once-in-a-lifetime experience happened to my twin sister today & I thought you all may find it pretty breathtaking & beautiful too!” Erica starts.

Tweet from Erica Wenger:

My twin sister is in medical school right now & today was her first day doing gyn onc (reproductive cancers) at a new hospital.
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At first, it seemed like a normal day. But an average surgery turned into so much more as Erica’s sister assisted an attending and resident.

2. “Toward the end of the surgery, they start making small talk & then the topic of med school comes up.”

Tweet from Erica Wenger:

My sister asked the attending where he went to med school & he said Univ of Arizona in class of ‘88. My sister said “No way! I think that’s the year my dad graduated med school”
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Already, the coincidences were adding up. Little did they know, however, the wild turn the conversation was about to take…

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