August 8, 2016

"Bride Is Walked Down Aisle by the Man Who Got Her Father’s Donated Heart."

"'One of my first thoughts in that following week was, "Who will walk me down the aisle?"... I was thinking, "Oh, my gosh, it would be so incredible to have a physical piece of my father there."'..."
“I felt wonderful about bringing her dad’s heart to Pittsburgh,” Mr. Thomas said. “If I had to, I would’ve walked.”

22 comments:

Bill said...

Sweet story. I only hope they were serenaded by an organ.

coupe said...
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readering said...

I'm a sucker for these kinds of stories. But then I'm a sucker for the end of Romeo and Juliet.

traditionalguy said...

Romance wins.

John Tuffnell said...

Organ donation wins.

Be a winner even when the way you go out really really sucks.

MathMom said...

I'm not a widow, because a family made the decision, even in their grief, that their son's death could mean life to others. My husband got the heart. I thank them every year on the anniversary of their son's death and my husband's rebirth.

MadisonMan said...

@MathMom -- I'm certain they appreciate that their son is remembered. I would.

Curious George said...

Too bad it wasn't given to Steve Jobs. She could have gotten an iPhone, or maybe even a MacBook.

n.n said...

As long as there isn't an incentive to abortion, then donating their organs, cells, etc., should be an individual choice.

rhhardin said...

Return to Me (2000)

Humperdink said...

Used to work in the area (Swissvale, Pa) where the murder took place. At the time I worked there in the early 80's it on the border of high crime area. Times change.

Great story. Hopefully this will lead to more organ availability.

Roughcoat said...

Nice story. Thanks.

Lem said...

In the movie the Chimera comes back for the bride at their honeymoon.

Gahrie said...

I'm a romantic idiot..I loved this story.

paminwi said...

Mathmom: what a wonderful story. So happy you and your family had such a great outcome.

SteveR said...

I knew a person who got a heart transplant, the donor was a man who had to have a heart/lung transplant -- at least then they had to do both heart and lungs when the lungs were bad. So he got to meet the man whose heart he had.

khesanh0802 said...

The photo that went with the story is truly heartwarming.

Sam L. said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

William said...

Mickey Mantle should have taken the son of his liver donor out for a couple of drinks. The top shelf stuff.

CStanley said...

Sweet story but it brings back bittersweet memories for me. My Dad's best friend walked me down the aisle because my Dad died 5 weeks before my wedding, while he was waiting for a heart transplant.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

This post could use the "Strange Religious Beliefs" tag.

mikee said...

Organ donation is a good thing.