Heart transplant recipient has emotional meeting with teen organ donor's mother

WBRC FOX 6 NEWS | Forrest Sanders

CLARKSVILLE, TN (WSMV) - A West Tennessee woman is alive thanks to a Clarksville teenager's decision. Tuesday, the recipient offered a gift only she could give to that teenager's mother.

"I'm just scared," laughed Stephanie Smith of Dyersburg, sitting in the Vanderbilt Medical Center admittance area.

Nerves were high for Smith as she watched each car pulling up to Vanderbilt, not sure what she'd do when a certain someone arrived.

"I don't know until it happens," she said.

Smith was meeting the mother of the teenager who saved her life.

Arianna Spencer, 19, of Clarksville was an athlete, a softball player, a prankster and a girl always making up songs and raps. Continue reading

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