Lucas, just 7 months old, Heather Clarks’s son died of physical abuse.
Her boyfriend at the time Ryan Anthony Garcia was found guilty of hitting her because the baby was not stopping crying.
Heather though in shocking moments of her life decided to donate her son’s organs to save the lives of three other children. His heart was donated to Jordan Drake who at the age of 18 months had heart problems.
Jordan and Heather’s mother exchanged letters with each other to find out how the girl was recovering after the operation but had never met in person.
“It’s a miracle that we connected and that Jordan is living happy and healthy with Lukas’ heart beating inside her,” said Heather prior to her meeting with Jordan. “I’m so in love with this little girl that I’ve never met. I can’t wait to wrap my arms around her. ”
At the time of the meeting, it was very emotional because Heather gave you a stethoscope to listen to her son’s heartbeat.
Heather added, “I knew if Lukas could prevent another family from experiencing the loss that I felt, that’s what I needed to do.”
Their meeting became even more touching when the 4-year-old gave Heather as a gift a heart-adorned Build-A-Bear teddy bear which included a button that plays the sound of a heartbeat.
“We owe Jordan’s life and all of the memories we’ve made with her to Heather and Lukas,” said Esther. “‘Thank you will never be enough.”
Her gesture to donate organs is one of the most touching and important decisions a person can make. Would you have done such a thing?