Stunning and heartfelt in every sense of the word.
A mother had the chance to hear her dead son’s heart beat inside the chest of the woman he saved with a transplant 18 years ago.
Tears were flowing as Vicki Brannon, 56, and Jennifer Lentini, 31, finally met on Valentine’s day at the Tampa International Airport.
Brannon’s son Matthew McIntyre was accidentally shot in the neck in 1996 when a handgun his friend was loading nearby suddenly went off. The friend had found the gun in an unlocked cabinet at another teen’s home.
Matthew was just 14-years old at the time.
His mother decided to donate his organs, and Lentini, who was then a 13-year-old suffering from heart muscle disease, was waiting for a transplant. Brannon said at the time she had been scared Lentini’s transplant wouldn’t be successful.
‘If it didn’t work, if she passed, I would go through another loss of my son,’ Brannon told the…
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