Families meet for first time after little girl receives heart donation from baby boy

ABC 15 Arizona | Ashley Loose

Photo: Donate Life Arizona

PHOENIX - One tiny heart might not seem like much, but it has connected two families forever.

Jordan Drake is thriving today, but just a short time ago, she was fighting for her life and in need of a heart transplant.

Around the same time, Lukas Clark, just months old, passed away. His organs were donated and Jordan was chosen as the recipient for his heart.

On Friday, Jordan and her mother Esther met with little Lukas's mother, Heather, for the first time in Phoenix. Both families have been communicating through presents and drawings by Jordan, but had never met in person.

"I've run out of words at this point now," Esther said. It was bittersweet for her to know that her daughter got a second chance, but at the price of another child's life. Continue reading