By creator to www.sunderlandecho.com
Kayleigh Llewellyn wrote an emotional letter to the dad and mom of her donor to pay tribute to their daughter for saving her life after she was recognized with a type of coronary heart illness known as cardiomyopathy.
Since then, Kayleigh has made enormous steps on her street to restoration and needed to share her story with the donor household.
Simply after Christmas, Kayleigh obtained the reply she had been hoping for when the dad and mom of the donor despatched a letter together with images of their 19-year-old daughter.
Kayleigh’s dad and mom Shaun Sidney and Sonia Llewellyn, have been left ‘blown away’ by the response.
“They mentioned how alike the donor and Kayleigh are as they each have a ardour for jewelry. The donor additionally cherished artwork and sport like Kayleigh.
“Kayleigh was in tears and we will’t consider it. It’s not one thing you count on.
“For them to ship us a number of photographs and letters is totally superb when issues are nonetheless so uncooked.”
“Kayleigh now wears the ring round her neck on a series,” Shaun mentioned. “She continually wears it.
“The household despatched 10 to 12 photographs of the donor and Kayleigh picked her favorite photograph and put it in a body on her bedside desk.”
Kayleigh has despatched a letter again to the household by the transplant clinic on the Freeman Hospital together with one in all her personal drawings – a coronary heart being held by a pair of arms.
Dad Shaun mentioned: “It’s completely a large step and one thing we weren’t anticipating
“We might love to satisfy them this yr to say thanks – though we all know that thank you’ll by no means be sufficient.”