WhatsNew2Day
Latest News And Breaking Headlines

Heart transplant recipient sends teddy bear with heartbeat recording to family of teenage donor

Heart transplant recipient sends teddy bear with a recording of his heartbeat to grieving family of 16-year-old donor in emotional video

  • Stephanie Reid shared heartbreaking video of husband John Reid who was overwhelmed by emotion when he opened the package from the son’s heart receiver
  • Their son, Dakota, was killed in a car accident in January 2019; he was 16 years old
  • Dakota’s organs were then donated with his heart to Robert O’Connor
  • In the video John sees a large box opening and reading a note that has been placed in it
  • “I was checking for a year last week.” While we were there, the staff made arrangements with the echocardiogram team …, “the letter reads
  • “The heartbeat of Dakota …” John says in tears before opening the Build-A-Bear box

A Virginia father was brought to tears when he received a teddy bear with the sound of the heartbeat of his late son of the man who received the heart of the 16-year-old.

Stephanie Reid shared a heartbreaking video of her husband, John Reid, who was overwhelmed by emotion when he opened the package from the receiver of his son’s heart, Robert O’Connor.

Their son, Dakota, was killed in a crash in January 2019 when he was driving a driver who stopped for an SUV.

In the video he sees John opening a large box and grabbing a note that has been placed in it.

In the video he sees John opening a large box and grabbing a note that is placed in it

In the video he sees John opening a large box and grabbing a note that has been placed in it. John begins to read the letter aloud and says, “We would rather have given this to you personally, but not sure when that would happen.”

John, who says he talks to O’Connor on a daily basis, starts reading the letter aloud and says, “We would rather have given this to you personally, but not sure when that would happen.”

‘As you know, I was checked for a year last week. While we were there, the staff made arrangements with the echocardiogram team …, “John reads before he leaves.

He then takes out the Build-A-Bear box and continues to read the note.

“Dakota’s heartbeat …” John says with tears before opening the Build-A-Bear box.

John brings out the cute teddy bear with ‘Best Dad Ever’ on his shirt. He then squeezes the bear’s leg and holds it close to his ear.

He could not control his emotions as he listened to the sound of Dakota’s heartbeat.

John brings out the cute teddy bear with 'Best Dad Ever' on his shirt

John brings out the cute teddy bear with 'Best Dad Ever' on his shirt

“Dakota’s heartbeat …” John says with tears before opening the Build-A-Bear box. John pulls the cute teddy bear with ‘Best Dad Ever’ on his shirt (right)

John could not control his emotions as he listened to the sound of Dakota's heartbeat

John could not control his emotions as he listened to the sound of Dakota's heartbeat

John could not control his emotions as he listened to the sound of Dakota’s heartbeat

Dakota Reid

Dakota Reid

John and Stephanie Reid

John and Stephanie Reid

The Reid family (John and Stephanie, right) did not know where Dakota’s (left) organs were going when they were donated, but they learned that their son helped rescue a farmer who needed a kidney and pancreas and a 21-year-old- old man who can see because of the eyes of his son.

In an interview with CBS, John said: “When I received the bear, my heart was filled with joy. I didn’t expect anything from this. “

“Giving the gift of life is continuing with God’s plan for both the donor families and the recipient,” John added.

The Reid family did not know where Dakota’s organs were going when they were donated, but they learned that their son helped a farmer who needed a kidney and pancreas and a 21-year-old man who could see through his son’s eyes.

John said he and O’Connor are also planning to meet in person for the first time.

“We are blood now. We are family, “John added.

.

Comments
Loading...