Years after her son died in a car crash, Lisa Swanson had the opportunity to listen to his heartbeat once again.
Only that time, it was in the body of 60-year-old Terry Hooper, who received the heart after experiencing complications with cardiomyopathy — a chronic cardiac condition.
The video below shows the emotional moment when Swanson met Hooper for the first time. Unsurprisingly, the two of them were unable to hold back tears. They flowed freely when Hooper pointed to his shirt, which had a picture of Swanson’s late son on it. It read, “He’s my hero. There’s not a day that I don’t think of him.”
What an incredibly touching moment. It’s nice when something good comes out of immense tragedy. If you’d like to learn more about organ donation, check out this website. By becoming an organ donor, you can give people like Terry Hooper new leases on life.