Kelly Stewart (donor mother) and Andrea Taylor (heart recipient), Canal Winchester, OH. Andrea received a life-saving heart transplant from Lydia, Kelly’s daughter, in March of 2017.
Lydia Stewart died on March 5, 2017. At the time of her passing, she was a registered donor. Her mom, Kelly, was proud of Lydia’s decision and hoped she would someday hear her daughter’s heartbeat again.
Andrea, living not far away from Kelly, had had heart problems since she was 20. For eighteen years she struggled with them until she got “The Call” that a heart was available.
Since the transplant, Kelly and Andrea have met, bonded and have developed a close relationship. For Kelly, Lydia’s donation means she is still living on in Andrea. Kelly takes Andrea to all her heart appointments and still cares for the heart.