Shawn Zimmerman thought he had heard his little girl's final heartbeat in March when 14-year-old Katelyn died after being struck by a drunk driver in Florida.
But on Monday, the father-of-three, who also lost his son Dylan, put on a stethoscope and heard, once again, Katelyn's heart pumping strongly in the chest of a bright 14-year-old boy, Alj Jefferies.
'It put us at peace knowing that Katelyn's heart is still beating, even though it's not in her,' Shawn Zimmerman told Alj's family in a touching moment at a North Carolina hospital when the families met for the first time, as reported Monday by FOX8.
Alj got a new life in March when, after struggling since infancy with heart disease, he received a lifesaving transplant from Katelyn.
'Thank you for the gift of being able to see more in life,'Alj told the Zimmermans, his voice shaking as he tried to hold back tears. 'Thank you for letting me have a second chance. Continue reading
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