Mother Hears Son's Donated Heart After Organ Transplant

Publish Date
Thursday, 14 July 2016, 12:53PM

Tragedy struck in 2013 for Heather Clark. Heather entrusted her 7-month-old son, Lukas, with a babysitter. But when Lukas wouldn’t stop crying, the babysitter’s boyfriend began physically abusing him. It was only when Lukas stopped breathing that the babysitter called emergency services, tragically he was declared brain dead shortly after arriving at hospital.

Heather made the incredibly difficult decision to donate her little boy’s organs to those in need.

“There is another family out there, somewhere, you know who’s feeling something of what I’m feeling, somewhat, and I have the chance to make them not go through what I’m about to go through.”

Three of Lukas’ organs were donated to other children who so desperately needed another chance at life. One of those children was Jordan Drake. Jordan was born with a congenital heart disease and had spent most of her life in a hospital. This heart transplant saved her life. Years later, Lukas’s mom Heather and Jordan’s mom Esther met for the first time.

Here's the moment Heather heard baby Lukas' heart beating in Jordan's chest.