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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Viral video leads to more AZ organ donors

FOX 10 Phoenix | Marc Martinez

PHOENIX (KSAZ) - A touching story is shedding new light on the importance of organ donation. Recently FOX 10 brought you the story of the tragic death of an infant boy from California who is now saving the life of a young girl in Arizona. The girl received the boy's heart, and 3 1/2 years after his death the boy's mother heard her son's heart beating in 4-year-old Jordan Drake.

The photo of Heather Clark hearing her son Lukas's heart beating inside Jordan went viral over the weekend. It's been viewed by tens of millions of people. The picture was taken by Jacqueline Keidel with the Donor Network of Arizona.

"I think when I snapped that photo I had a feeling that, ok this could be big. Because there is so much genuine raw emotion of Heather hearing her son's heartbeat for the first time in almost three years, and knowing that Jordan, this beautiful and wonderful little girl is here because of Lukas," said Jacqueline Keidel. Continue reading

 

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