Watch the Powerful Moment a Family Hears Their Son’s Heart Beat in a Transplant Recipient’s Chest
Matthew James Heisler, 21, passed away in a house fire in March of this year, according to USA Today. Now, eight months later, his family has found solace in the lives saved by their son’s passing.
When he was only 16 years old, Matthew, from Rochester, Minnesota, checked a box on his driver’s license application that made him an organ donor. Because of that small, selfless act, several people are alive today. One of them is Tom Meeks, who received a life-saving heart transplant.
“He made the decision that if life ever slipped away from him, he would give life to someone else,” Jared Heisler, Matthew’s father, told USA Today.
Watch Matt’s mother, sister and father share a beautiful and emotional moment with Meeks as they hear and feel the beating heart of their lost loved one:
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