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Texas father listens to dead son's heartbeat after meeting recipient of his kid's organ


Added 02-15-20 01:13:02pm EST - “Matthew Spahn, a 21-year-old award-winning runner, was struck by a vehicle when walking home in 2018. He died ten days later in a hospital.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Texas father listens to dead son’s heartbeat after meeting recipient of his kid’s organ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A Texas father met the recipient of his son’s heart — and was able to hear its heartbeat — nearly 15 months after he died.

Jordan Spahn told Houston-based news station KHOU that his son Matthew died in 2018 after he was struck by a vehicle on a dark road in the east-central Texas city of Brenham.

“He was just walking home. It was just a very tragic accident,” Spahn said, adding that his son died after fighting for his life in a hospital for 10 days.

Besides being a track star, Matthew was also an organ donor. By tragically losing his life, he was able to give five other people a new shot at survival.

One of the organ recipients was Kristi Russ, who suffered from chronic heart failure until she received Matthew’s healthy heart.

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