Emotional Moment Bride Hears Late Son’s Heart

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“I knew about this surprise but nothing prepares you for the beauty of this moment.

I met a man named Jacob Kilby yesterday who is alive because of a heart transplant received from this bride’s son, Triston.

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Her son couldn’t be here for the wedding day, but Becky’s groom, Kelly Turney, surprised her by flying Jacob up to Alaska to stand in as a groomsman, carrying Triston’s heart.

bride listening to late son's heart in organ recipient
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Kelly stopped the ceremony to introduce Jacob to Becky for the first time.

Everyone was so moved by this and I had to share this amazing story.

I had the pleasure of hearing Jacob share his gratitude and plans for a heart-healthy life to Triston’s sister before the ceremony.

I am so blown away by his story and his amazing outlook on life.

You couldn’t ask for a better recipient to receive such a gift.”

couple standing with late son's heart recipient
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