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Easing the Grief of the Family of an Organ Donor

Easing the Grief of the Family of an Organ Donor

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Paul Nelson, KSL NewsradioAn accidental meeting in a hospital cafeteria becomes bittersweet for two families.

After hearing that her son might not survive for long without a liver transplant, Melissa Moss was delighted to hear they found a donor. She then went down to the cafeteria at Primary Children's Medical Center and coincidentally bumped into Ben Howard.

Moss said, "His daughter had unfortunately passed during the night, and they had donated her liver."

That was not the liver the boy received, but it freed another liver so he could get one. Moss says at first she felt bad, but the accidental meeting did help Ben Howard.

"He said it was really comforting for him to meet somebody on the receiving end and to see what joy and stuff that can bring," said Moss.

She says her four-month-old son is recovering very well.

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