Anticipation
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Drapers meet the Yorks

Anticipation
The York Family (L to R) Russell, Mariah, and Tracey, moments before they meet the Drapers. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
Bonding
BONDING: Nicole Draper and Russell York, left, and Mike Draper and Tracey York embrace at their meeting Friday. The Drapers’ son Nick received the heart of the Yorks’ son who died last month. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
Bumper sticker
Nicole Draper holds a bumper sticker given to the drapers by the York Family during their meeting. It reads " Don’t take your organs to Heaven... Heaven knows we need them here!”. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
A keepsake
GIFT: The Yorks gave the Drapers a heart-shaped case. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
A life saved
Tracey York kisses Nick Draper. Her son’s, Jordan’s, heart was transplanted into Nick. Russell York, Jordan’s father is at left. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
Listening to a Gift of Life
Russell York hears his son Jordan’s heart beat in the chest of Nick Draper. York and his wife, Tracey, center, had just met Nick’s parents, Nicole, right, and Mike Draper at UCLA Medical Center. Jordan York, 4 months, died last month. His parents donated his heart, and Nick, 7 months, received it. (Anne Cusack / LAT)
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