Her Father Died 10 Years Ago… But She Was Reunited With His Heart on Her Wedding Day

Her Father Died 10 Years Ago… But She Was Reunited With His Heart on Her Wedding Day

Jeni Stepien, just a day before her wedding, was feeling more anxious and excited than most brides…and for a very special reason!

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From Upworthy:

She was about to meet Arthur Thomas, the man who was going to walk her down the aisle, for the very first time.

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Jeni lost her father, Michael, 10 years ago. He was tragically murdered during a robbery.

While he was on life support, Michael’s family was informed that it was his wish to have all his organs that could be useful to others donated.

They were incredibly supportive of his decision, so within 48 hours, his heart and kidneys were given to two people who were in dire need of them.

Arthur Thomas was one of those people.

Thomas received Michael’s heart in the nick of time.

Thomas (or Tom, as they call him) was days away from dying himself, Jeni tells Upworthy. He had been waiting for years for a heart, and her dad’s was a literal lifeline.

Needless to say, Tom was incredibly grateful, but he also recognized that the Stepien family was going through a considerable grieving period.

If this isn’t your feel good story for the week…I don’t know what would be. This is absolutely beautiful.

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