GOOD NEWS Mom Listens to Son's Donated Heart Beat for the First Time
A story that began with the devastation of a mother losing her only child is starting to bring new hope with the miracle of saving a little girl's life.
It all started in 2013, when Heather Clark left her infant son with a trusted babysitter, Fox 10 reports.
That sitter’s boyfriend ended up abusing 7-month-old Lukas, who later died.
Clark then made the brave decision to donate her baby’s organs to other children in need.
With the help of the donor network of Arizona at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, little Lukas was able to save three other lives.
This weekend, his mom got to meet the family of one of those kids - 4-year-old Jordan Drake, who in 2013 received the heart she needed to survive.
“It’s hard to describe that she would be so selfless to be able to think of another family while she’s going through her grief,” said Jordan’s mother, Esther Gonzalez.
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Tears flowed as Clark listened to her son’s donated heart beat inside Jordan’s chest.
“There’s another family out there somewhere, who’s feeling something like what I’m feeling,” Clark explained. “And I have the chance to make them not go through what I’m about to go through.”
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