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Heart recipient meets donor's mother

Midland Reporter-Telegram (Internet / Print) 02/08/06 http://www.mywesttexas.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=16087460&BRD=2288&PAG=461&dept_id=475626&rfi=6 One of the first things Kayree Turner did when she met Larry Lawrence was put her ear to his chest. Lawrence, a former NFL quarterback, received the heart of Turner's son, Matthew Cory Watterson at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston on Dec. 28, 2003. It turned out, Lawrence and Watterson were in the same hospital. Last week marked the first meeting for Lawrence and Turner. They had been writing perfunctory notes to each other for more than a year. "I didn't realize how important all this was until I met you," Turner told Lawrence in an interview at the United Blood Services Donor Center in Midland on Wednesday. "I did listen to his heart. It's real strong. He's taken such good care of it."



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