Matthew Heisler, 21, died in a house fire last March. His heart still beats.
When he was 16, he signed up to be an organ donor. When he died, his heart was given to Tom Meeks of Washington state, who had waited for three years for one.
Now, months later, Heisler’s family got to hear his heart still beating, KARE 11 says.
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Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.