When mom suffered a fatal loss, she never expected it to turn into a miracle for someone else.
Mom Heather Clark suffered the loss of her son, Lucas, to severe brain damage after suffering multiple traumas to the head from their babysitter’s boyfriend. Lucas was only 7 months old at the time and he was declared brain dead from then on, with no chance of recovery.
Heather felt as if she had lost her bright young boy, who meant the world to her, knowing he would never be able to play or see him grow up ever. “My whole world is gone. My whole world is just changed.”
Despite the horrific ordeal she was going through, she allowed for Lucas’ organs to be donated to other kids in urgent medical need, knowing that her loss could be lifesaving for someone else.
One of the recipients was 4 year old Jordan Drake, a young girl who was born with a heart defect which was only getting worse as she grew up. After a successful heart transplant, an effort was made for the young girl and her mom to meet Heather, to show her how her late son had given the gift of life to someone else.
After two years of getting everything together, it was time for Heather and Jordan to finally see each other. It was a heartbreaking moment for Heather, she felt “as if Lucas was there right in front” of her, hearing his heart beat again, she couldn’t hold back her tears.