WATCH: Emotional Moment Father Hears Daughter's Heart Beat Inside Lad She Donated It To

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Just as a warning lads, make sure someone is chopping onions near you so you've got an excuse or, if you're on your own, grab some tissues. This story is a tearjerker.

This is the incredibly emotional moment a father heard his dead daughter's heart beating inside the boy whose life she saved by being an organ donor.

14-year-old Alj Jefferies was on death's door before his successful heart transplant in March 2016 to cure his cardiomyopathy.

But it would never have been possible for the little lad from North Carolina had the Zimmerman family not donated her organs, despite the tragedy they were dealing with.

Katelyn Zimmerman was just 14 years old when her and her younger brother Dylan were mowed down while playing outside on bikes by a drunk driver.


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Katelyn unfortunately passed away that same day while the family had to go through the agony of seeing their young son go through four surgeries before losing his battle to the injuries caused by the crash.

Despite their despair, the Zimmerman family chose to donate their childrens' organs to help save the life of Alj. Katelyn's heart went to Alj, which is why he's still standing today.

This is the moment they met for the first time since the transplant so the Zimmermans could see in person how they'd saved someone's life out of their own desperate tragedy...

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RIP Katelyn and Dylan. Let's hope Alj will live his life for the two of them.

Words by George Pavlou

George Pavlou

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