When Indiana woman Kara Mellick made the difficult decision to donate her deceased baby's organs, she knew she would be helping another child heal. This week, three years after the death of her daughter Karlie, Mellick got a chance to meet the recipient of her daughter's heart and said that seeing the little boy thrive has helped her find some peace.
As thanks for Mellick's activism in fighting child abuse, Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville spent $2,500 to fly Mellick and her mother Allison to Chicago so that they could meet Faris Samara, a 3-year-old boy who received the life-saving heart transplant when he was just 11 months old, the Louisville Courier Journal reports.
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