Heart Donor’s Family Meets Recipient At Baseball Game

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Currents News Staff

A remarkable, chance encounter at a baseball game had everyone in tears.

The Saint Louis Cardinals held their transplant awareness day game on Sunday at Busch Stadium. The event gave the family of a heart donor a very special memory.

Donovan Bulger’s family was there to honor him. He was just 21 when he died in 2016. Donovan’s donated organs helped save the lives of several people.

It turns out the recipient of his heart was also at the game.

John Sueme was in heart failure for five years before he received Donovan’s heart three years ago.

When they met the next thing that happened was a “a hug fest and a cry fest”, according to Bulgar’s sister.

One by one Bulger’s family members listened to Sueme’s heartbeat.

They say they are already planning their next outing together.