2 men walked Diana Donnarumma down the aisle when she got married. The father of the woman who gave her a second lease on life was her own father.
We are taking a closer look at the touching story of how an organ recipient paid tribute to her donor during one of the most important days of her life.
In October of last year, just 3 days before her wedding day, a Texan woman named Heather Renee Donnelly was in a car accident while on her way to a friend’s party. Heather didn’t survive the accident and her father didn’t get to walk her down the aisle.
Daniel didn’t know that her daughter consented to be an organ donor. Diana Donnarumma is a woman from Clarence in northeast Buffalo.
For the past 8 years, Diana had been suffering from a gastrointestinal condition so severe that she had to have medical assistance to receive her nutrition.
She received a life-saving transplant thanks to Heather.
Diana had surgery in October of that year. Diana’s condition is much better than it was before she was on continuous medication.
Conlan Kehrer proposed to Diana in 2019. Diana wanted her donor’s father to be a part of the wedding. She knew it would mean a lot to Daniel, who didn’t live long enough to tie the knot.
Daniel was asked by Diana to walk her down the aisle as if she were his own daughter. Daniel was overwhelmed by how many people thanked him and his daughter for saving Diana.
It was the least Diana could do to honor Heather. It was a full-circle moment for Daniel.
How about you? Have you ever seen a miracle like this? Share your story in the comments.