There was an emotional reunion between two families after one’s tragedy gave hope and life to the other. The mother of a little boy who died too soon got to hear his heartbeat again in the little girl’s chest who received it as a donation, WCCO reported.
Brooke Eaton heard his strong heartbeat for the first time since she said goodbye to her 2-year-old son Cazmirr ‘ Cash ‘ Landers. She heard it in another child’s chest, a little girl whose life he saved.
“I walked into the room and immediately broke down and cried,” Eaton said.
Doctors and nurses brought Eaton and young Lola Bond’s family together to celebrate the “gift of hope” that became the medical miracle of Lola.
Cash was an energetic, happy Illinois boy who loved trains and time with his family. Tragically, he drowned late last summer in a swimming pool accident.
Eaton decided to donate Cash’s organs, which spared four children’s lives.
His heart went to Lola, who was born with a faulty heart due to a condition known as cardiomyopathy.
Listening with a stethoscope to Lola’s chest, Eaton could again hear her little boy’s strong, steady heartbeat.
“As soon as I saw her, I fell in love with her. She’s just precious, and that’s [also] my boy,” Eaton told WCCO. “I heard his heartbeat. That’s really just beautiful.”
For two families brought together out of utter heartbreak, an unbreakable bond has now grown.
“To have a connection with your baby still, like me and Lola, we’re going to have a connection the rest of our lives,” Eaton said.