Monday, February 1, 2016

Mother hears son's heart beat inside 4-year-old girl's chest

CBS NEWS | Jennifer Earl

Esther Gonzalez watches her 4-year-old daughter, Jordan Drake, speak with Heather Clark. DONATE LIFE ARIZONA

A hesitant Heather Clark placed a cold stethoscope on 4-year-old Jordan Drake's chest and waited patiently for a heartbeat.

With one hand covering her mouth, the mother leaned back and began sobbing.

"That's your baby," Drake's mom, Esther Gonzalez whispered, as the California mom listened to a consistent thump.

On Friday, Clark heard the heartbeat of her late son Lukas -- for the first time in years.

It was "the happiest day of her life since her son was born," Donate Life Arizona Media Relations Coordinator Jacqueline Keidel told CBS News.

When Clark's son died suddenly in June 2013 at 7 months old, she agreed to donate his organs -- a decision that saved three lives, including Drake's.

"I knew if Lukas could prevent another family from experiencing the loss that I felt, that's what I needed to do," Clark said. Continue reading

 

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