Friday, July 31, 2015

MOTHER OF MURDERED TEEN MEETS STATEN ISLAND WOMAN WHO RECEIVED HIS LUNG

WABC NY | Rene Stoll

STATEN ISLAND (WABC) -- An emotional meeting was held Friday between the mother of a son who was killed, and a woman who received a new lung because her son's organs were donated.

Three years ago, Zorimar Betancourt's life was turned upside down.

"My son was carjacked on June 4, 2012," she said. 17-year old Stefano Steenbakkers Betancourt, a young man so full of life, was shot and killed in their hometown in Puerto Rico by the carjackers, who got away with nothing.

"He was just a son who comes in the door and gives you bear hugs," said Zorimar.

"He was my big brother, he would always protect me," said the victim's sister Anna.

Now Zorimar and her family are turning tragedy into miracles. Stefano was an organ donor, and his death is allowing others to live on. Continue reading, VIDEO

 

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