Father Donates Deceased Daughter’s Heart To Save The Life Of Another Boy

The Logical Indian

July 29th, 2016 / 11:00 AM

Source: indiatimes | Image Courtesy: dailymailindiatimes

Lost his daughter, but her heart still beats
There are only a few feelings in the world that can be worse than losing your son or daughter at a tender age. Shawn Zimmerman had to go through this sorrow when he lost his daughter in a drunk-driving accident in March.

However, his daughter’s heart was transplanted into another 14-year-old Alj Jefferies who had a heart disease from his birth. Shawn’s daughter Katelyn heart was now pumping inside Jefferies.

3697770600000578-3708106-image-a-89_1469508886502


A touching sight that will bring tears
It was indeed a touching sight to see Shawn put a stethoscope on Jefferies’ chest to hear his daughters heartbeat. It was a bitter sweet experience for Shawn to hear his daughter’s heart beat and yet realizing that she was not around.

Speaking to FOX 8, Shawn himself explains in beautiful words what it means to him “It put us at peace knowing that Katelyn’s heart is still beating, even though it’s not in her,”.

The recipient of the heart transplant also conveyed his gratitude for the same Alj Jefferies said, “Thank you for the gift of being able to see more in life. Thank you for letting me have a second chance. Thank you from the bottom of my heart – thank you for being my miracle.”

 

 


Contributors

Written by :

Edited by :

Related Stories

A Daughter Like No Other: Girl Donates 65% Of Liver To Her Ailing Father To Save His Life

Father Kills Daughter

Andhra Pradesh: To Save “Family’s Honour”, Father Kills Daughter For Allegedly Loving Boy From Another Caste

Mumbai Hospital Fire: Food Delivery Boy Risks His Life To Save 10 People

Brain Dead Jawan

Brain-Dead Jawan’s Heart Saves Another Army Man After Family Donates Organs

CISF Personnel CPR

[Video] Mumbai Airport: CISF Personnel Conduct CPR & Save Life Of Passenger Who Suffered Heart Attack

Father Hacks Daughter

Hyderabad: Daughter Marries Dalit Boy, Father Attacks The Couple Nearly Chopping Off Her Hand

Latest on The Logical Indian

Exclusive

My Story: “I Am A Woman Who Plays PUBG And This Is What I Go Through”

News

Taiwan Becomes First In Asia To Approve Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

Exclusive

Why It Is Logical To Introduce Three Levels Of Mathematics In Indian Schools?

News

Govt Refuses To Disclose Information On Black Money Received From Switzerland

News

Mid Elections, Environment Ministry Issues Notification Diluting Process To Grant Green Clearances For Projects

News

Trump Proposes Merit-Based Green Card System: Merit Over Familial Relationships

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.