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Hall Of Fame Baseball Player Gets New Heart From NFL Player

Rod Carew

MLB Hall of Famer Rod Carew has received a new lease on life from a very unlikely source: a deceased NFL player.

The former Minnesota Twins player was put on the heart transplant list after suffering a “widow-maker” heart attack on a golf course in 2015. Just days after he was moved to the top of the list last December, former Baltimore Ravens tight end Konrad Reuland died of a brain aneurysm at age 29. Ironically, Reuland had met Carew when he was 11 years old.

Carew underwent successful surgery to receive a new heart and kidney, with the former coming from Reuland. He later met Reuland’s mother, Mary, who told her that “you are a part of our family now forever.”

Watch the video of this amazing story below.

Hall of Famer Rod Carew got a new heart from the unlikeliest of people – a Baltimore Raven. pic.twitter.com/sSIx76mjbq

— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) April 14, 2017