Organ donor's mother receives a special gift from heart recipient

Heather Clark is nervous as she stands with a stethoscope in front of four-year-old Jordan Drake. Three years ago, Heather lost her seven-month-old son Lukas. She's still recovering from the loss, but this little girl has a special gift to give her. Heather can't help but cry as Jordan lifts her shirt and allows Heather to listen to the sound of the little girl's heartbeat:


Jordan's heartbeat is also Lukas' heartbeat. After her son's death, Heather donated his organs and was able to save the lives of three children. One of these children was Jordan, who was born with a heart defect. Heather is overwhelmed to hear her little boy's heart beating on three years later. Just before the pair part ways, Jordan offers Heather the sweetest gift she could give: a teddy bear with a recording of Lukas' heartbeat inside. I'm sure Heather will never forget this touching moment.

There's no more beautiful example of the importance of organ donation as when we meet the people whose lives were saved by it. For information on how you can register as a donor, click here.


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