What's a Catholic to Do?
Zenit, 14 november 2012
by Denise Hunnell, MD, a Fellow of Human Life International, the world’s largest international pro-life organization
Caleb Beaver died at age 16 on Christmas Day in 2011 due to a previously undiagnosed congenital malformation of his blood vessels. His devastated parents agreed to the donation of his heart, kidneys, lungs, liver, and pancreas. Several months later, his mother and father were able to meet with the grateful recipient of Caleb's heart and hear their son's beating heart in this new body. While the meeting could not erase their grief, the meeting offered Caleb's parents a small bit of consolation that his death had brought life to someone else.