Utahn who survived to be a mother grateful for organ donor who saved her life

FOX 13 | Hope Woodside

SALT LAKE CITY -- Life can change unexpectedly, and this Mother's Day a Utahn is able to celebrate being a mother thanks to the gift of life.

Kally Heslop is surrounded by a lot of love. She and her children and grandchildren are over every Sunday for dinner, and it's this kind of commotion Heslop is so very grateful for and almost didn’t have.

“Suddenly I couldn't move, and so I yelled over to my mom.... and said, ‘Something's wrong’ and she said, ‘What, with the baby?’ And I said, ‘No, with my heart. My heart's not beating.'"

Three weeks after her youngest, Lindsey, was born in 1989, Heslop had a series of heart attacks. Doctors told her there was nothing they could do unless someone else stepped in. The woman who saved this mother’s life was someone who decided to become an organ donor. Continue reading, video
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