Grieving dad bikes 2,600 miles to listen to late daughter’s heart beat

A video shows the moment a Wisconsin father hear’s his late daughter’s heart beat inside another person, reports Daily Mail.

Bill Conner’s daughter, Abbey Conner, 20, died in January after being found unconscious in a Mexican resort pool just hours after she and her family arrived to start their vacation.

Abbey was with her brother Austin who was also found unconscious but survived. Austin said he believed someone slipped a drug into their drinks.

He said the family arrived at the resort early in the evening, and he and his sister went straight to the pool to have some drinks at the bar. He and Abbey had around four or five tequila shots before joining a group of men for another shot, but he doesn’t know what was in it. The next thing he remembers is waking up in an ambulance.

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Austin had a severe concussion and Abbey was in a coma with a cracked collarbone. She was flown to a hospital in Florida where she was pronounced brain dead. Her family made the decision to take her off life support.

Abbey was an organ donor so when she passed away four men, aged 20 to 60, were able to live because of her organs.

Bill Conner decided to make a 2,600-mile cycling trip to the Broward Health Medical Center where Abbey’s organs were recovered in January to honor his daughter. The donation staff at the hospital wrote letters to the recipients of the organs to see if anyone would be interested in meeting her father.

Loumoth Jack Jr., who received Abbey’s heart, wrote back and agreed to meet with Conner on Father’s Day at his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Abbey Connor

When Conner arrived, the two men shared a long hug before Conner used a stethoscope to listen to his daughter’s heart beat inside Jack’s chest.

Before Conner left to continue his bike trip, he said his daughter is still alive through the people she saved.

“She’s alive. Jack’s alive and she’s alive. It’s her heart. This isn’t about me. This is about Abbey and helping other people in need.”

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