Watch Video: Father Listens To His Daughter’s Heartbeat Inside A Boy After A Transplant Surgery

It was a bittersweet moment for a father from Florida listening to his late daughter’s heartbeat inside a boy, following his heart transplant surgery.

Shawn Zimmerman is the father of Katelyn 14. She and her brother passed away in a drunk-driving road accident in March. Shawn thought that it was the final time he’d hear his daughter’s heartbeat at the time of the accident.

Heart transplant surgery

But everything changed now when Alj Jefferies, a 14-year-old was transplanted with Katelyn’s heart to cure his disease that he was suffering since birth.

Shawn, after the transplant surgery, put a stethoscope to Alj’s chest to hear his daughter’s heartbeat. He said, “It put us at peace knowing that Katelyn’s heart is still beating, even though it’s not in her.”

Father Listens To Daughter's Heartbeat Inside A Boy After Transplant

Expressing his gratitude, Alj said, “Thank you for the gift of being able to see more in life. Thank you for letting me has a second chance. Thank you from the bottom of my heart – thank you for being my miracle.” He even can’t stop his emotions and cried out.

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After the meeting, the families went outside to release white balloons and Katelyn’s favorite butterflies. Let us hope Alj would start a new life and lead a good life in the future.

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