Savannah Roesch went to a Cardinals game this past Sunday, even though she hates baseball. She went to honor her brother Donovan who died in an accident three years ago. You see, it was Transplant Awareness Day and Donovan was an organ donor and consequently saved several lives.
But the story doesn't end there. Savannah's family posed for a picture when a woman came up and asked if this was Donovan's family. She saw the Tshirts they were wearing with his picture on them. She said she reognized Donovan because her father was the recipient of his heart.
65-year-old John Sueme had been in heart failure for five years before the transplant. And he was ALSO there for Transplant Awareness Day with his family. He'd never met anyone in Donovan's family before. The only contact they'd had was a letter where John wasn't allowed to reveal his last name. But he knew who Donovan was, and he'd seen pictures.
This is a pretty emotional video of Savannah and her family members hugging John one by one, and listening to his heartbeat. John says even he gets chills every time he watches it.