CHICAGO (AP) — An Indiana woman heard the heartbeat of her late daughter inside the chest of a 68-year-old Illinois man who received it in a transplant operation.
The Indiana Donor Network arranged the rare meeting Saturday at a Chicago hotel.
It was the first meeting between Amber Morgan and Tom Johnson.
Four years ago, Johnson received a heart transplanted from the body of Morgan’s daughter, Andreona Williams. She was 20 when she died from asthma complications.
Morgan listened through a stethoscope that was pressed to Johnson’s chest. She says it was “amazing.” Morgan felt like she almost “got to hug” her daughter again. Johnson says the heart transplant has opened a new world for him.