Her 15th birthday quinceañera celebration turned out to be more special than most, when she was surprised by a fellow teenager carrying something that meant very much to both of them: the heart of her brother.
Monique Salinas’ brother Mikey died in a car accident ten years ago while Aubrey Reeves, simultaneously miles away in Wichita Falls, Texas, was suffering from a fatal congenital heart disease and living with the odds of finding a transplant match like winning the lottery.
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Yet somehow even with the unlikely odds, Mikey’s heart and kidney were positive matches for Aubrey.
Now 18-years-old, Aubrey was invited to fly out to Benavides for the food and dancing–and to offer the Salinas’s a reunion with the heartbeat they haven’t heard in 10 years.
(WATCH the tearful reunion above from KIII-TV)