ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A special meeting took place Sunday in an Orange County church.
A little boy who’s life was saved through organ donation, got to meet the family that gave him the gift of life.
The meeting helped a grieving mom see her son’s life live on in another child.
Seven-year-old Carlos Rolon is a happy kid. You would never know at first glance that he spent nearly eight months at a children’s hospital in Boston.
Born with a heart defect, Carlos was on the transplant waiting list for more than four years.
Until a boy 1,300 thousand miles away in Florida would change his life.
Two days after his sixth birthday, Sean Michael Bridges-Rivera was critically injured in a car accident.
The car he was in crashed into a vehicle that appeared to be moving but was parked in a construction zone.
Sean’s mom Giselle said doctors have approached family about organ donation.
At first, I didn’t know much about organ donation,” said Giselle Rivera. “Under prayer with my father my pastor I really came to the conclusion this is the most gift of love that can happen.”
Sean’s liver, pancreas, kidneys and heart were donated to four children, and one of them was Carlos.
Now the families are meeting for the first time at a church service in Orlando.
One family’s gift of life from another’s family’s tragedy.
See more in the video above.