Home Health “Your brother’s heart beats in my chest”

“Your brother’s heart beats in my chest”

by admin
“Your brother’s heart beats in my chest”

«In my chest beats the heart of his own brother“. Anna has tears in her eyes but her smile on her lips as she says these words looking at Shana sitting next to her. Her sentence swoops unexpectedly during the press conference organized by Reginald Green to launch a new campaign for the organ donation28 years after the one that shook Italy following the death of his son Nicholas.

Read also> The two grandparents from Viareggio get married after 50 years of living together: “It was the right time”

Their story

«Davide died at the age of 20 on March 19, 2013 in a road accident. When they asked us if we would agree to organ donation, I thought we couldn’t back down, and that maybe that was the only way to survive the ache»Explains Shana. A 17-year-old girl, Anna, receives the heart. “I had a diagnosis of bone sarcoma when I was 9 – she says – a lot of chemotherapy brought me heart failure that suddenly worsened bringing the doctors of the Bambino Gesù Hospital in Rome, faced with the urgency of a transplant. They put me on the waiting list on March 19th and on the same day they told us I had a chance. Thus began my new life ».

The meeting through social media

The law prohibits the possibility of meeting between recipients and family members of organ donors but, explains Shana, “I was hoping to know the person who had received my brother’s heart, so I tried to look for her on Facebook, with a post shared 65,000 times. I had lost hope when I received a call on 19 March 2022 ». It was Anna who had tracked her down: crossing the information in newspapers of 9 years earlier she had gone back to the website of the ‘Tenuta di Davide’, the educational farm that the family created in Fondi, in memory of the boy. “Now life – Anna concludes – brought us together because we were both ready”. “Now I also feel ready to talk about it because I understand – concludes Shana – that the only way to manage the pain of loss is to tell the value of the Gift”, whose world day is celebrated on 4 October.

See also  TOP cooperation!Park Jae Bum and Wiz Khalifa create new Hiphop "Break Your Heart"


Last updated: Saturday 1 October 2022, 22:09

© breaking latest news

You may also like

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy