It all happened in 11 days.
On a hot summer day in July, at the family cabin in Brainerd, Carson Gigstad told his parents he had a headache and a stomachache and needed to go to the doctor.
He was 13-years-old, and his mom, Christin Gigstad reacted how any mom might — what teenage boy asks to go to a doctor?
They took him to Urgent Care — and within hours were on a chopper to Minneapolis Children's Hospital because Carson was in heart failure.
In the days that followed Carson's condition kept getting worse and the only option, Christin said, was a heart transplant.
The day that it came was far sooner than anyone could imagine — and getting it — Christin said was a beautiful tragedy.
Her son's chance at life, meant someone else, lost theirs.
February 14th is National Organ Donor Day.