She Hears Her Dead Son’s Heart Beat.
Vicki Brannon experienced every parent’s nightmare, the death of her teenage son. Just 14 years old, Matthew and his friends were playing with guns. Vicki longed to give purpose to the seemingly senseless death and donated his heart. She sent Matthew’s picture and a letter to his heart recipient, but for 18 years, there was silence until Jennifer Lentini tracked the Brannon family down on Facebook. On Valentine’s Day, Vicki heard Matthew’s heart beat once more.