Today I want to share that Beth Chapman had her kidney transplant at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston.
Beth received one of her sisters kidneys and is feeling great and things are going very well. Their physicians stated that both sisters are doing even better than expected right after surgery.
After years of letters and Facebook messages, the two women exchanged emotional hugs, and then Boenitz offered Boylen the chance to listen to her deceased son’s heart beating inside of her chest.
“Do you want to hear his heart,” she said. “It’s probably going a million miles an hour.”
Boylen listened first, followed by Matthew’s 12-year-old daughter, his two sisters, his longtime girlfriend and his nieces and nephews, IndyStar.com reported.
“He would have wanted his heart to go to someone who loved their family, who made a difference in the world,” Jamie Harriman, Matthew’s sister, told IndyStar.com. “That’s why we’ve been able to come to terms. We’re all organ donors now.