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Lung recipient meets donor's household 12 months after transplant

A Virginia household grieving the lack of their 20-year-old daughter who was killed in a automobile accident final 12 months met the girl who obtained her lungs. Jackie Value, 25, reached out to Ray and Angela Justice with a letter thanking them for the reward of life.

“Her lungs proceed to breathe, for me,” Value, who has cystic fibrosis, wrote. “Daily I’ve right here is due to Samantha.”

At Sunday’s assembly, Value introduced a stethoscope in order that the Justice household might take heed to their daughter’s lungs, NBC4 Washington reported.

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“That’s my child in there. I felt my daughter – one thing I haven’t been in a position to really feel,” Angela Justice mentioned, in response to the information outlet.

Justice was killed on June 20, 2016, when her automobile was struck by a truck on the Capital Beltway, NBC4 Washington reported. Angela Justice mentioned she prayed a younger lady would obtain her daughter’s coronary heart and lungs.

“I don’t actually know put into phrases how appreciative I’m,” Value advised NBC4 Washington.

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In a photograph posted to their Fb web page, Angela and Ray mentioned Value reminds them plenty of their daughter.

“Jackie and her household will all the time be part of our household,” the Sept. 10 put up learn. “I felt a robust connection along with her as quickly as I noticed and hugged her. Please preserve Jackie and her household in your prayers, that she’s going to proceed to enhance and dwell the life that she really deserves.”  

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