It has been two years since John Dickhout endured a massive heart attack that left him in dire need of a new organ. At the same time, 22-year-old Adam Prashaw passed away following a severe seizure and Dickhout received his heart.

Thanks to a successful operation and recovery, John was able to run his first marathon since the surgery – and Adam’s father, Rick, showed up to cheer him on.

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When John crossed the finish line, Prashaw Sr. was there to greet him with a hug, clapping and cheering for the accomplishment of the man who was thriving with his son’s heart.

“It was just like watching my kid in a hockey game,” Prashaw told CTV News. “Seeing [John] just living and choosing life … all because of Adam’s gift means the world to us.”

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