‘It feels like I was right next to him’: Son hears fallen FDNY dad’s heartbeat after organ donation

  • Source: WPIX-TV CW 11 New York City
  • Published: 11/13/2023 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Family and friends said FDNY Firefighter Billy Moon had the biggest heart. Thursday night, his widow, two young children and parents got to hear that heart again in the chest of the man who received it. Moon died after falling 20 feet during a training exercise in Brooklyn in December 2022. His wife Kristina Moon transferred him to LiveOnNY’s Donor Care Unit at NYU Langone Health. Five of Moon’s organs were transplanted into recipients. Thursday night, Moon’s family got to meet 63-year-old Richard Grehl. He received Moon’s heart just 10 days after going on the donor list. “I’m Rich, in more ways than one, thank you so much,” he said when meeting Moon’s widow. Kristina Moon used a stethoscope to hear her husband’s heart in Grehl. “He was passionate. The passion comes from the heart, so to hear that heart is still beating is very emotional,” Kristina Moon said.


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