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Sunday, July 17, 2016

'This is the moment I heard my dead daughter Jade's heart beating again in the girl she saved'

Debbie with her daughter Jade, who died aged seven
MIRROR | Emma Pietras

Debbie Stoner put her ear to the girl’s chest and listened to the comforting rhythm of a heart beating. For the first time in 10 years, she was hearing the heartbeat of her daughter Jade, who was killed in a car crash aged seven.

When Debbie, 45, made the brave ­decision to donate Jade’s organs, she hoped it would save another young life. But she never imagined she’d get the chance to hear her dead daughter’s heart again – beating inside the chest of another child.

She says: “When I listened, I thought about Jade and how much I miss her. The first time I’d heard Jade’s heart beating was when I was pregnant with her at my ultrasound scan and it sounded just as strong.

“It’s really hard to explain my feelings. I knew her heart was no longer Jade’s because she’s no longer here but it was a part of her. It gave me goosebumps. I was crying but they weren’t tears of sadness. Although I lost the most precious thing in my life she is continuing to live on, in a way.” Continue reading


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