Heart transplant grows unexpected friendship

Heart transplant grows unexpected friendship

Credit: OHSU/ Tyler Tjomsland

Danielle Hillman, right, embraces her sister, Michelle Sequeira, as her daughter Shelby Aguirre, left, reacts, after the used a stethoscope to hear Hillman's son Jake Ash's heart beating in an Oregon Health & Science University heart transplant patient, Duane Richards on June 26, 2021, in Spokane, Washington. Ash died after choking on a piece of hard candy on Sept. 29, 2020. His heart, liver and tissue, as well as both of his cornea and kidneys, were donated to people needing organ transplants. Ash would have turned 32 on June 27, 2021. (OHSU/ Tyler Tjomsland)

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