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Mom Hears Son's Donated Heart Beat for the First Time in this Viral Video



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YOU MIGHT HAVE SEEN THE REPORT, BUT NOW YOU CAN SEE THE AMAZING, RAW VIDEO OF A MOM HEARING HER SON'S HEARTBEAT FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HIS DEATH. SO INSPIRATIONAL <3She knelt before the little girl, put the stethoscope to her chest and sobbed. Thump-thump, thump-thump, thump-thump—it sounded so strong and so very, very sweet to the mom who had lost her seven month old boy in 2013.Two-and-a-half years later, and Glendora, California’s Heather Clark heard her son’s heartbeat for the first time since losing him. But this time, baby Lukas’ heart beat for four-year old Jordan Drake and that thump-thump overwhelmed her.“That’s your baby,” Jordan’s mom, Esther Gonzalez, managed to whisper through her tears as she watched Heather hold the stethoscope.“It’s so strong,” gasped Heather and all the while little four-year old Jordan quietly watched her mom and Lukas’ mom as they witnessed the miracle unfolding before them. Esther Gonzales’ little girl is alive because of the choice that Heather made when she realized Lukas wasn’t going to live . “I knew if Lukas could prevent another family from experiencing the loss that I felt, that’s what I needed to do,” Heather told Donate Life Arizona.She had no idea that hundreds of miles away in Phoenix, Arizona an 18 month old girl was fighting for her life. Jordan had spent most of her short time here on Earth at Phoenix Children's Hospital. She had already endured six heart surgeries, seizures, a stroke and brain hemorrhaging because of her failing heart. The doctors told her parents a transplant was their only hope.And that hope was realized on June 22, 2013. Esther says she’ll never forget that day. “You never fully understand organ donation until you're looking at your loved one slipping away and the only thing that can save them is a gift from another family. I spent that night before Jordan’s transplant crying for her donor family, whoever they were. I knew they had just lost a child.” Weeks, months and years went by as Jordan recovered, grew stronger, and all the while, Esther and Heather reached out through social media, phone calls and even old fashioned letters. They knew they had to meet each other and finally this past week it happened. “It’s a miracle that we connected and that Jordan is living happy and healthy with Lukas’ heart beating inside her,” says Heather. “I’m so in love with this little girl that I’ve never met. I can’t wait to wrap my arms around her.”“We owe Jordan’s life and all of the memories we’ve made with her to Heather and Lukas,” says Gonzales. “‘Thank you’ will never be enough.”Right now, more than 122,000 people across the Unites States are waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. You can save a life (and quite possibly lives) by registering to donate at https://registerme.org/.Donate Life Arizona shared this amazing video with me. FOX 29 editor Michele Greene helped me put it together and a fair warning, you’re going to need a tissue ???

Posted by Lucy Noland FOX 29 on Monday, February 1, 2016


Video Source: Lucy Noland FOX 29

Grab the tissues, you are going to need it! Our hearts are breaking and filling with joy over this viral video of two moms and a little miracle. 

Heather Clark of California lost her son, Lukas at just 7 months old back in 2013. It was her heart wrenching decision to donate his heart that saved a then 18 month old little girl who was fighting for her life hundreds of miles away in Arizona.

Jordan had already spent most of her life in the hospital undergoing multiple heart surgeries, a stroke, seizures and brain hemorrhaging due to her failing heart. Her mom, Esther Gonzales' face in this video speaks volumes on how truly grateful she- plus the gift in the bag alone had us ugly crying.

After Jordan's life- saving heart transplant the two moms kept in touch through social media and finally arranged to meet each other in person. The video is both heartbreaking and precious as everyone begins to truly witness the magnitude of this little miracle. 

For more information and to register to be a donor visit: https://registerme.org