‘Nothing prepares you for the beauty of this moment’: Bride overcome with emotion when surprised by man who received her late son’s heart

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“I knew about this surprise but nothing prepares you for the beauty of this moment. I met a man named Jacob Kilby yesterday who is alive because of a heart transplant received from this bride’s son, Triston.

Love Adventured

Her son couldn’t be here for the wedding day, but Becky’s groom, Kelly Turney, surprised her by flying Jacob up to Alaska to stand in as a groomsman, carrying Triston’s heart.

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Love Adventured
Love Adventured

This story originally appeared on Love What Matters.

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Kelly stopped the ceremony to introduce Jacob to Becky for the first time. Everyone was so moved by this and I had to share this amazing story.

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I had the pleasure of hearing Jacob share his gratitude and plans for a heart-healthy life to Triston’s sister before the ceremony. I am so blown away by his story and his amazing outlook on life. You couldn’t ask for a better recipient to receive such a gift.”

This story was submitted to Love What Matters by Love Adventured, a photographer in Wasilla, Alaska. 

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