Kind Couple Donated Their Daughter’s Organs But Never Expected This After 16 Years.
It’s an absolutely terrible thing when your child dies. Such grief is truly unimaginable. But sometimes, families can take solace in knowing their child’s organs went to save another.
Lisa and her partner, Kevin, were understandably heartbroken when their one-year-old daughter, Jadene, died from brain damage. But together they made the decision to donate her organs to help an unknown family going through many uncertainties.
16 years later, Lisa and Kevin found themselves in their own very uncertain situation… their 4-year-old daughter, Esme, had a serious heart condition and was attached to a mechanical heart to keep her alive. And then, some other family made that same fateful decision… to donate their deceased child’s organs to another in need. And little Esme was the recipient of that child’s heart. The prayers of Lisa and Kevin were answered.
Says Lisa: ‘I couldn’t be more humble or grateful that this family did that for Esme. Their child’s heart is in my daughter, someone they don’t know. I always say, talk to your family about organ donation, so you don’t have to make that decision at a time of devastating loss. If something tragic happens, your child could save another one.’