Bermuda Times | Awain Johnston-Barnes
But on Saturday, Dakarai's parents felt their son's heart beating again.
Part reunion and part first meeting, the Tucker family met New Jersey student Ryan Miller, whose life was saved after he received Dakarai's heart in a transplant.
Surrounded by Dakarai's friends and family during a visit to Warwick Academy, where Dakarai was a student, Mr Miller said: “I have never felt better than I have today. I honestly have never felt better.”