Watch The Heartbreaking Moment This Mom Hears Her Deceased Son’s Heart.
In 2012, and 18-year-old named Levi Schulz was killed in a car accident. It was an unthinkable tragedy for his family, including his mom, Lisa Swanson -- but at the time of his death, they remembered a decision he'd made years before.
"When Levi went to get his driver's license in North Dakota they asked if he wanted to be an organ donor," Swanson recalled in an interview. "I said, 'Your dad is a donor, I'm a donor, your two older brothers are donors. ... He looked at me and said, 'Mom, who wouldn't want my awesomeness.'"
His heart went to a man named Terry Hooper, who suffered from cardiomyopathy. Hooper was placed on the transplant list after his heart lost its ability to pump blood effectively. In the video below, Schulz's family and Hooper meet for the first time, and to say that it's a powerful moment is an understatement. When Lisa Swanson hears her son's heart beating for Hooper, you won't be able to hold back your tears.
Source: ABC News