Linked Together Through Heart Transplantation  Jennifer and Gwens Story
On Nov. 9, 2018, for the first time, Jennifer Young— mother of Xavier Young, a 14-year-old gunshot victim from Laurel, MD, who passed away at Johns Hopkins Hospital, heard her son’s heartbeat in Gwendolyn Ihm, a 13-year-old girl who received Xavier’s heart on Nov. 1, 2017. Xavier’s mother placed a stethoscope over Gwendolyn’s chest to hear the heartbeat. Learn more about organ donation and transplant https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/adult/surgical_care/surgery_home_22,organdonationandtransplant