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Mom Has Chance to Hear Dead Son’s Donated Heart Beat Again

In 2013, Heather Clark lost her seven-month-old son to what was believed to be abuse at the hands of the babysitter’s boyfriend. After his death, she made the decision to donate his organs and give other children a second chance at life. On Friday, she got to meet one of those children.

Clark, originally from Rancho Cucamonga, California, traveled to Arizona to meet Jordan Drake, a four-year-old who has spent most of her life in Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Drake was the recipient of Clark’s son’s heart. Esther Gonzalez, the little girl’s mother, was on hand to thank and comfort Clark.


Watch above to see Clark place a stethoscope to Drake’s chest to hear the heart beating inside.

The meeting was organized by Donate Life Arizona and went well, with Gonzalez giving Clark a teddy bear that played an audio recording of the children’s shared heart beating. As they went through photos of their children together, Gonzalez said, “We’re family now. We’re friends now.”

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