Voigt let her know she needed a sonogram and a biopsy. Although already a brain cancer survivor, McGuinness’ doctors had not noticed the lump in her throat. She went to see a specialist, and eventually was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer.


Voigt lauded the “awesome power of Facebook and good people!” in a second post, after he connected with McGuinness and found out that she was getting treatment for Thyroid cancer.


“It’s just a miracle in my opinion that he happened to see this on TV,” McGuinness told ABC News. “I can’t express how grateful I am.”


Though they have chatted online and emailed, the eagle-eyed doctor and the woman who credits him with helping diagnose her.