Heart Transplant Recipient Gives Touching Gift
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A southern Minnesota heart transplant recipient has given a teddy bear with a recording of her heartbeat to her organ donor's family. Alyssa Sandeen received Kate Leekley's heart in a transplant after Leekley died in a car crash involving a drunk driver in 2013. The Mankato Free Press reports that Sandeen recorded her heartbeat at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato on Friday. She put the recording into a teddy bear and gifted it to the Leekley family Saturday.