Latin families celebrate their daughter’s 15th birthday with an important party: it’s called the Quinceanera.
#2 Monique’s party.
This day, it was Monique Salinas’ Quinceañera party. She lives in Benavides, Texas with her family, and it was a very special day for her.
Nevertheless, there was a shadow in all that happiness: 10 years ago, Monique’s brother Mikey died in a car accident.
Amidst the grief, MIkey’s parents decided to donate his organs, thus saving the life of a little girl .
#5 18 now.
Aubrey Reeves was 8 when she received Mikey’s heart. Her body had already rejected two hearts, but it didn’t reject this one: it was a perfect match for her. Her kidneys were also transplanted, and now she is 18-years-old.
Although donataions are anonymous, ten years later personal details of Aubrey were sent to Mikey’s parents iin order to let them know that their dead son had saved someone’s life. This led their parents to invite Aubrey to their daughter’s fifteenth birthday to surprise her. Monique’ parents said: “the heart of Monique’s dead brother, Mikey, is in the middle of the room, and is alive and beating in the chest of a young girl.”
#7 Sister bond.
Monique, Aubrey and Monique’s mother hugged and sobbed. But eventually, Monique was incredibly happy to feel her brother’s heart beating. She was delighted that her brother was still there at the party, somehow. And the two girls felt like sisters right away.