Family hears son’s heart beating in another man’s chest
Heart touching video
This is the tragic but also incredible moving story of Matt Heisler, a student, who died in a house fire when he was aged just 21. Matt had signed up to be a organ donor when he was 16 which the family found ‘comfort’ in after his death. His sister says that she is happy that his heart ‘is still out there somewhere’.
One man, Tom, was desperate for a heart transplant but got refused by 5 hospitals because of his ill health and age. But finally, one clinic put him on a waiting list for a new heart. He then got offered Matt’s heart which completely managed to save his life.
Some of Matt’s other organs also went to other patients in need of them, meaning he was able to give life, even after death. In this wonderful video, watch how Matt’s family meet Tom and get to listen to Matt’s heart beat once more.