‘Abbey is alive inside of him’: Touching moment grieving father hears his dead daughter's heartbeat inside chest of the man who received her life-saving organ

DAILY MAIL | Stewart Paterson

This is the heart-wrenching moment a grieving father hears his late daughter's heart beating inside the chest of another person.

Bill Conner cycled an astonishing 1,400 miles from his home in Wisconsin, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for the meeting on Father's Day.

Mr Conner was filmed crying as he used a stethoscope to listen to the heartbeat of his daughter Abbey inside another person's chest.

The organ was donated to Loumonth Jack Jr, who had been told that he had just 10 days to live after suffering a heart attack.

Mr Conner told CBS News: 'Knowing he's alive because of Abbey, Abbey is alive inside of him - it's her heart having him stand up straight.'

The grieving father decided to embark on a mammoth 2,600 mile bike ride to visit the Broward Health Medical Center - the hospital where Abbey's organs were recovered in January.

Abbey, who was just 20, had died five months earlier when she and her brother were found unconscious and face down in a resort pool over winter break in Cancun, Mexico. Continue reading


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