Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Mother Donates Heart of Late Teen Daughter to Save the Life of Her Friend

Heart donation

*Domonique “Nikki” Smith was only 18 when she died unexpectedly in June 2015.

And Tanisha Bahsam had been on a waiting list for a new heart, because she had congestive heart failure, for 18 months.

So the only thing grieving mother, Vicki Olds, thought to do, was donate her daughter’s heart to Bahsam.

Smith says she actually had to convince her friend to take the gift.

“I was overwhelmed,” Basham, 41, said in a press release. And that is why she didn’t want to accept the generous donation at first.

But Olds insisted and said to her, ‘Tanisha, you’re like my sister. You’ll always have my baby with you.'”

I have a feeling it was that ‘last part’ that really did it.

Olds wanted to do something beautiful for Bahsam, and Bahsam wanted to ultimately do something beautiful for her. And what better way to accomplish this than accepting Nikki’s organ?

Read more at EURThisNthat.

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