Emotional Moment When Woman Meets With Donor’s Family

USATODAY_Humankind Published August 17, 2017 8,827 Plays

Rumble A tear-jerker of a video shows family’s reaction when they meet the woman who received their dead son's heart in a transplant operation and hears his heartbeat in her chest! The video shows the emotional encounter when donor's mother is listening to her son's heartbeat in Adelia's chest.
The moment she locates the heartbeat with a stethoscope, the hurting mother starts to cry, while Adelia comforts her with a big hug.

Joshua Schwabenbauer was only 26 when he died in a tragic boating accident. His organs were donated and gave four people a second chance at life. The woman who received his heart, Adelia Harris, 24, met his family for the first time.

Heart recipient Adelia Harris of Eastover, South Carolina met the family of organ donor, Joshua Schwabenbauer on July 15, 2017, at the St. Lucie County Tax Collector’s Office in Fort Pierce. A firefighter and paramedic who died in an off-duty accident on September 7, 2012, Schwabenbauer's organ donations gave four people a second chance at life, including Harris.

Joshua’s heart beats in Adelia’s chest! Adelia is meeting his mother, father and sister. His sister was there the day a tragic boat accident took Joshua’s life. They each took turns listening to Joshua’s heartbeat. Adelia offered comfort to the grieving family who has given so much. She had the chance to thank the donor’s family in an emotional meeting!