Stoneville, NC -- If eyes really are the window to the soul, one mother in Rockingham County got a glimpse into her son's soul tonight.
Her son, who was a volunteer firefighter, was murdered last year. But--even in death--he is still alive.
The mother might not know the stranger she met tonight, but she recognizes her eyes. Those are her son's eyes.
That moment was possible because of an organ donation. Mark Anthony Chandler's eyes were transplanted into Gayle Kennedy. And to say thank you, Gayle drove all the way from Texas to meet Mark's mom, Sarah Chandler.
WFMY News 2's Patrick Wright spoke to both women about what the moment meant to them.
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