Monday, February 16, 2015

His heart lives on!

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. 
Vicki Brannon, 56, finally got to meet Jennifer Lentini, 31, who received the heart of Brannon's son during a transplant after he tragically died 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.  
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 New York Daily News
It was Lentini who found Brannon on Facebook and set up the reunion. 

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