Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

Her Brother Died In An Accident, 10 Years Later She Learns The Truth…

When Monique Salinas turned 15 years old, she knew she was in for the party of a lifetime. Her parents spared no expense in throwing her a big birthday party, celebrating her life and entrance into young womanhood. But there was a much bigger surprise waiting for Monique at the party -- and this one will bring a tear to your eye.

This is the story about how one family's sacrifice ended up changing the lives of another, and how one day, all of this pain and sacrifice converged to create a beautiful friendship and bond that will never be broken. Read about the Salina family, and their journey through tragedy, below.

This is Monique Salinas and her brother, Mikey.

For awhile, the pair were very close.

This is Monique Salinas and her brother, Mikey.

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Then, tragedy struck.

About a decade ago, Monique's brother Mikey was killed in a car accident.

Then, tragedy struck.

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Flash forward to today: Monique is doing well, and celebrating her 15th birthday. For Latinas, the 15th birthday is called the Quinceanera.

Flash forward to today: Monique is doing well, and celebrating her 15th birthday. For Latinas, the 15th birthday is called the Quinceanera.

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Her party seemed to be an amazing time for all, but for Monique is was especially important.

At her party, there was an honored guest that Monique couldn't have dreamed of.

Her party seemed to be an amazing time for all, but for Monique is was especially important.

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You see, when Mikey died, their parents decided to donate his organs.

Mikey's heart went to a little girl named Aubrey Reeves.

You see, when Mikey died, their parents decided to donate his organs.

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