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WORCESTER, Mass. (WPRI) — A 7-year-old Worcester boy was given a second probability at life due to a coronary heart transplant.
Over the weekend, Carlos Rolon traveled to Orlando, Florida together with his mother and father to satisfy the household of the boy who gave him the present of life.
Carlos’ mother, Sheena Cossette, stated she thought again and again about what she would say to the mom of the kid who gave her son a brand new coronary heart, however when it got here time for the 2 to satisfy, she was speechless.
“I don’t suppose there’ll ever be any phrases that may sum it up,” she recalled.
Carlos was born with a coronary heart defect that put him on the center transplant checklist for 4 years till he acquired a coronary heart final April from a 6-year-old boy from Florida.
“He’s a hero,” Carlos stated.
Sean Michael Bridges-Rivera, of Orlando, was killed in a automobile accident final yr. A tragedy for his mom, that will quickly develop into a miracle for an additional.
“At first I didn’t know a lot about organ donation,” Sean’s mom Giselle Rivera stated. “Beneath prayer with my father, my pastor, my household. I got here to the conclusion that that is the present of affection.”
Rivera was in a position to hear her son’s coronary heart beat once more, however this time inside Carlos’ chest.
“It’s bittersweet as a result of it value me every little thing. I would like [Carlos] to be every little thing his coronary heart wishes and extra,” she stated.
Carlos’ mother and father say they’re now perpetually grateful.
“For [Rivera], it’s like Sean Michael nonetheless lives on. However she will additionally see the appreciation we’ve got for giving Carlos a second probability at life,” Cossette stated.
April can also be National Donate Life month, encouraging individuals to enroll to develop into organ donors.
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