Anna Ricks decided to donate the organs of her son, who died last September in a car accident, only 31 years old.
Anna Ricks lost her 31-year-old son Greg Ricks in a car accident in September 2016. The woman, who lives in North Carolina (USA), took the harsh decision to donate her organs. Probably, at that moment, did not know to appreciate that its tragic loss would serve at least to save the lives of other people.
However, a few weeks ago, Anna was able to meet in person the man who received the heart of her son. The emotional moment was recorded forever in this video that has been viralized in recent days on the Internet. In it you can see how the woman listens through a stethoscope the heartbeat of her deceased son in another person. The woman can not hold back the tears and tears to tears.
The man is Greg Robbins, 47. He suffered a heart attack in March 2016. He was subjected to quadruple bypass surgery, but it was not enough. In August of that same year, he was put on the transplant list and finally in September, he received the heart of Ricks, which has allowed him to stay alive.
Greg Ricks and his mother, Anna, are my heroes, “said Gwen Robbins, wife of the recipient of the film.” I would not have been able to do that. Donation, on the video platform ‘Newsflare’, where he uploaded the images to try to raise awareness of the need to become a donor.
As a curiosity, Gwen writes under the name ‘2gregs1heart’ (two Gregs, one heart), remembering that the heart of Greg Ricks served to save the life of another Greg, her husband. The meeting was made possible because in the USA The transplants are not anonymous, so that the recipients of an organ can get to know who was their donor.