Woman breaks down after meeting 57-year-old man who received her dead son’s heart

Woman breaks down after meeting 57-year-old man who received her dead son’s heart

- Mother breaks down after meeting man who received her dead son’s heart

- Her son died under mysterious circumstances and his heart was donated

- The recipient of the life-saving organ wanted to meet his donor

It was a tense and emotional moment when David Ponder, a 57-year-old man who received heart transplant in August 2016, met the family of his deceased donor Juan Carlos Lopez Jr.

The donor’s mother, Graciela Lopez from Ramona, California, broke down when she heard the heart of his dead son beating inside Ponder’s chest.

“I always wanted to know my donor. So when I met his family, it was an emotional and wonderful experience,” says Ponder.

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Woman breaks down after meeting 57-year-old man who received her dead son’s heart

A heartwarming video shows Graciela Lopez's reaction when she meets David Ponder, the man who received her dead son's heart in a transplant operation on September 8.Photo:Newsflare/David Ponder.

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Ponder had to wait for six months, which is the stipulated waiting period, before he could know his donor, Lopez, who reportedly died under unclear circumstances at the age of 26.

Woman breaks down after meeting 57-year-old man who received her dead son’s heart

David, 57, says he always wanted to meet the family of the man who gave him a new heart.Photo:David Ponder/Facebook.

Lopez’s family was celebrating his birthday in his remembrance when Ponder met them. They were excited to see him.

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Woman breaks down after meeting 57-year-old man who received her dead son’s heart

Juan Carlos Lopez Jr., pictured above with his daughter Vida, died on August 1, 2016.Photo:Dignity Memorial.

“This has been one of the most amazing days in my life. Today I met the family of my donor. Now they are my family too,” Ponder shared on Facebook following the special visit.

Read his full Facebook post below:

Woman breaks down after meeting 57-year-old man who received her dead son’s heart

Below is video of the emotional moment:

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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