Mum Hears Dead Son's Heartbeat in Donor Recipient

A mother who donated her infant son's organs has heard her baby's heart beating inside the chest of the little girl who's life he saved.

Two mothers have been brought together through this incredibly heartwarming story.

Heather Clarke's son Lukas was just seven months old when he passed away in 2013.

The bouncing baby boy had been entrusted to a babysitter whose boyfriend abused the child, leading to his death. 

Image: Justice for Lukas Scot Facebook

Heather, agreed to donate her son's organs - which have now saved the lives of three other children.

Among those, is four-year-old Jordan Drake. 

Image: Justice for Lukas Scot Facebook

Jordan suffered a congenital heart defect and required a heart transplant. After spending the first few years of her life in hospital, she was eventually blessed with the gift of Lukas' heart. 

Recently, Heather met with Jordan and her mother Esther Gonzalez, and heard her baby's heart beating inside the little girl's chest.

The mothers were reduced for tears at the steady and powerful sound of the heart beat. 

CNN captured the moment in this beautiful video: 

Images via Justice for Lukas Scot Facebook

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