Uplifting Photo of the Day is of a Mother Listening to her Deceased Son’s Heartbeat Inside the Donor Recipient

Stunning and heartfelt in every sense of the word.

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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. 

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

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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