Heart transplant recipient meets with donor's family in Chapel Hill

Posted May 20, 2010 10:31 p.m. EDT
Updated May 22, 2010 7:08 a.m. EDT

— A woman who received a heart transplant from a North Carolina teen gathered with the teen’s family in Chapel Hill Thursday night.

When a 14-year-old girl from Chapel Hill died unexpectedly in 2007, Chicago-resident Melissa Simon received her heart.

Simon and the teenager's family gathered tonight for East Chapel Hill High's choral performance. The choir performing the song, “The Heart Within,” which was based on a poem the teen had written before she died.