The fifteenth birthday is particularly special for many girls around the world. It is interesting that in Latin American families, this day is celebrated with a feast known as ‘Quinceañera’. In this article you will read about 15th birthday of Monique Salinas. With her family she lives in Benavides, Texas, in the US.
Monique had brother, but unfortunately he died in a Car Accident. 10 Years Later her Mom and Dad tell Her a Secret on Her Birthday.
Monique’s family had very difficult and stressful past. Namely, 10 years ago, Monique’s borther named Mikey, died in a car accident. Monique than was only 5 years old, and she misses him terribly every day.
At the time, her parents decided that regardless of their grief their son’s death should not be in vain. They had decided to donate his organs.
With that decision, they actually saved the life of a young girl they didn’t even know: Aubrey Reeves, who was just 8 years old. Aubrey suffered from a congenital heart disease. At the time of Mikey’s death, her body had already rejected two hearts. It is a real miracle that her body and Mikey’s heart was a perfect match. They also transplanted his kidneys. Today, Aubrey is 18 years old and can live a healthy, normal life.
His parents wanted to remain anonymous. The whole process of the donation was anonymous and Aubrey did not know who saved her life. Additionally, Mikey’s family was not aware if the transplant had been a success or not. Ten years after the organ donation, the personal details of Aubrey were first sent to Mikey’s parents. Then they came up with an idea: they invited Aubrey and her mother to the 15th birthday of their daughter, Monique.
Monique couldn’t say anything. She was incredibly excited about her Quinceañera, but she was also sad that her brother couldn’t be there.
It is expected that Aubrey and her mother wanted to meet the family who gave Aubrey a second chance at life and they had to drive 10 hours. Initially they stood unnoticed amidst the crowd. After that, Monique’s parents gave away the secret: The heart of Monique’s dead brother, Mikey, is in the middle of the room, and is alive and beating in the chest of a young girl. When Monique realized that the person who received her brother’s heart was there, she broke into tears.
Once Aubrey approaches them, there’s no holding back. The two girls and Monique’s mom Melissa embrace each other in tears.
This is really amazing surprise for Monique: when she gave Aubrey a hug she could feel the heart of her brother beating. Her brother is in fact at her 15th birthday, because although Mikey died, he actually still lives inside Aubrey. Nobody had expected that.
Aubrey and Monique explain that it was sibling – love at first sight. Aubrey promised Monique that she will always be there if she needs her.
Monique is unbelievably grateful to have Mikey at her 15th birthday and to get to know her new “sister” Aubrey at the same time.
Many of you will agree that these families will always have amazingly magic connection. It is incredible that Mikey’s parents decided way back then to give the gift of life to another child just as they lost their own son.