Heart Transplant Recipient Meets Donor's Family

By total chance, a heart transplant recipient met his donor's family at a baseball game. Watch their emotional encounter. ❤️😭

Heart Transplant Recipient Meets Donor's Family

John Sueme met his heart donor's family years after the transplant by total chance. Savannah Chavez Roesch's brother, Donovan, died in 2016. After John received Donovan's heart, he wrote the family a letter. Savannah wrote back, and in that letter put, "John, you now have a heart of pure gold." She enclosed pictures of her brother because she wanted John to put a face to your new heart. She wanted him to know how awesome Donovan was. about the unit as a family. In April 2019, the two families both attended the St. Louis Cardinals' Donate Life Day.

Savannah’s sister-in-law made shirts for the game on Sunday and she put his picture on the front of the shirt. They hear in the background "Are you Donovan's family?" so Savannah thought it was someone Donovan went to school with or someone who knew him and wanted to express their condolences and next thing you know she hears, "My husband has his heart!" Savannah replies “No freaking way. It was just instant tears; instant biggest hug I think I've ever given someone in my life. “It was really just like hugging my brother again. It was a feeling of closing my eyes and realizing this is my brother's heart — it was like hugging him again. It was truly, truly amazing.” Roesch says she hopes this moment will shine a light on organ donation.

Sueme said the two families have exchanged contact information and believes the families will be encountering each other for the rest of their lives.

“It was kind of a magical moment, and I hope we can continue this relationship,” Sueme said.


05/03/2019 4:31 PMupdated: 05/03/2019 4:57 PM
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  • Brut
    05/03/2019 16:38

    There are over 100,000 people waiting for life-saving organs. Now, we're one step closer to printing them.

  • Jennifer A.
    05/03/2019 16:45

    Save a life. Be a donor. Give the ultimate gift. Your death can mean something. To someone, it could mean *everything*.

  • Bariq J.
    05/04/2019 20:35

    Fuckin heart breaking😭

  • David J.
    05/07/2019 16:07

    I don't think you can actually feel that its ur loved ones heart beating. Its purely phycicological. Purely emotion.

  • Aryan A.
    05/08/2019 05:43

    its a emotion that i understand 🥺

  • Joena M.
    05/08/2019 11:03


  • Ana M.
    05/08/2019 13:40

    Eso me hizo llorar , será cierto q los difuntos siguen vivos en el cuerpo de otro ?

  • Aisha A.
    05/08/2019 14:46

    I don’t ve a heart to watch it completely, even few seconds will give u chills if u really love someone so close and seeing his organ pumping in another body. Ya Allah Reham.

  • Henry A.
    05/09/2019 12:20


  • خالي ل.
    05/09/2019 19:10


  • Jaish M.
    05/09/2019 21:24

  • Ivan H.
    05/10/2019 16:41

    ya quiero ser papá jajajajaj

  • Nazeer A.
    05/10/2019 19:58


  • Syed I.
    05/10/2019 23:15

    You guys acted great by saving a humen life, love you all, may lord bless you always, you are simply great!!

  • Bikas R.
    05/11/2019 04:00

    He looks like trump

  • Lynn B.
    05/11/2019 08:05

    God bless ....

  • Partap D.
    05/11/2019 09:38


  • Gyaltsen
    05/11/2019 12:39

    Good nice full

  • Mohd A.
    05/11/2019 18:26

    No words to express my feelings

  • Anje N.
    05/12/2019 00:06

    Im teary-eyed until the vedio ends