Although Becky Green’s late son was not present in person for her wedding, he was nevertheless very close to her.
One of the most agonizing situations someone can go through is losing a child. Although it should never happen, God’s purposes are far superior to our own.
Triston Green, the son of Becky Green from Wasilla, Alaska, passed away in 2015 at the age of 19. Her future husband, Kelly Turney, requested that her late son attend their wedding ceremony.
The stunning scene was taken by photographer Amber from Love Adventures, who posted it to her Facebook page. “I knew this surprise was coming, but nothing can prepare you for the beauty of this moment,” she said. I recently met Jacob Kilby, who is still alive thanks to Triston, this bride’s son, who donated his heart to keep him alive. Triston’s family made sure that his heart was with them even though he was unable to attend her mother’s wedding.
Additionally, Amber noted that Becky’s fiancé Kelly Turney had surprised her by flying Jacob to Alaska to act as a groomsman while toting Triston’s heart. Jacob and Becky were first introduced by Kelly during the ceremony.
Jacob reportedly has Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, a birth condition in which the left side of the heart does not fully grow to allow for blood flow through the heart, according to The Surf Channel. By the age of two, he has undergone four unsuccessful heart operations. Fortunately, he was able to have a heart transplant, but the new heart began to deteriorate.
He was once more added to the organ donation list in 2014 in order to acquire a new heart. Triston is now in his heart.
About 20 people each day passed away while waiting to receive an organ donation, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Around 119,000 people around the world are presently on the organ transplant waiting list. Up to eight lives could be saved by a single donor.
“I had the pleasure of hearing Jacob share his thanks and plans for a heart healthy life to Triston’s sister before the ceremony,” Amber added in her letter. There is no greater person to receive such a gift from.
Triston gave five strangers the gift of life through organ donation, according to his obituary. It makes sense why he was regarded as everyone’s best friend by those who knew him. Five folks each found a new best friend that morning.
Looking seeing Amber’s photographs, Becky’s aunt Rose Beebe wrote to her, “I think what you did in capturing such a wonderful moment in her and Jacob’s and Becky’s lives is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. Although I was unable to attend the wedding, I feel as though I was there as I watch everything through your eyes. We are all in tears of delight because of your gift to our family’s fabric, so thank you very much.
Becky expressed her thanks on Facebook to everyone who made her day, saying that she will never forget their kindness. “Hands down the best gift… most incredible surprise ever,” she remarked as she thanked Jacob. I appreciate your concern for Triston’s heart. I appreciate you being here. I appreciate you very much!