Emotional Moment Woman Meets Her Heart Donor’s Father

Emotional Moment Woman Meets Her Heart Donor’s Father

One young woman who underwent a heart transplant had an emotional meeting with the family of the person whose heart she received.

There is nothing more precious than life. It’s a gift that must be honored and protected at all costs. One way to do that is through organ donation. Organ donation can and does save lives every day. For one reason or another, people will experience issues with their vital organs and then require new ones in order to continue living. 

Thanks to one literal life-saving gift of a new heart, one young woman, Katherine Schroeder-Hermann, has been able to finish school, get married and partake in races, according to a video posted on YouTube. All these things would have been impossible if not for Desiree Burge being an organ donor. Katherine received Desiree’s heart. 

The clip captures the moment when Katherine met Desiree’s family. As the video begins, Katherine enters a room at the Cleveland Clinic, where she hugs Desiree’s father. 

As the video points out, Katherine has spent a ton of time in the hospital. The young woman was born with what is described as a “rare heart disease,” which has led to her having undergone more than 20 heart procedures.

But when Katherine was 21, she received her life-changing gift, Desiree’s heart. He received a heart transplant. 

“I’m always living for myself, but now I’m also living for someone else’s life now,” Katherine told Desiree’s father. 

As the video nears its conclusion, viewers learn that Katherine wasn’t the only person whose life Desiree touched with her precious gift of organ donation. Desiree, who passed away at the young age of 39, helped save the lives of five people in total. 

Organ donation is a beautiful and wonderful thing that could literally save the life of another person. 

1 John 4:18 “There is no fear in love: true love has no room for fear, because where fear is, there is pain; and he who is not free from fear is not complete in love.”

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