Teen Organ Recipients Who Met 13 Years Ago Going to Homecoming Together

NBC WASHINGTON | Julie Carey
Two teenagers who met as children when they had rare organ transplants 13 years ago are set to go to a homecoming dance together in the Washington, D.C. area.

There was a time when Jakob “J.J.” Jasin's and Grace Haddad's parents feared they might not live to see kindergarten. Now, they're headed to Jasin's homecoming dance together.

Jasin and Haddad first met when they were toddlers. They were some of the first people in the world to get liver transplants to cure a life-threatening disorder, their families say.

Over the years they saw each other at summer camp, but their relationship deepened at this year's camp. Jasin said it was easy to fall for someone who understood what he went through as a child. Continue reading
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