Janice Langbehn meets man who received her late partner’s heart

Janice Langbehn made national news two years ago when she wasn’t allowed to be with her dying partner of 18 years, Lisa Pond, at Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital. Lambda Legal later sued JMH on behalf of Langbehn and the couple’s children.

The Miami Herald reports that Lambda Legal recently sponsored a reception in Fort Lauderdale, at which Langbehn met the Jacksonville, FL man whose life was saved as a result of Pond’s sudden death from a brain aneurysm. Jerry Lawrence [pictured with Langbehn and his wife, Maxine] received Pond’s heart two days after she died.

“This is the best outcome I could hope for,” Langbehn said Saturday upon meeting Lawrence. “Lisa is inside of him.”

Langbehn lives in Seattle with her teenage children, Danielle, David and Katelyn Langbehn-Pond.

Image: STEVE ROTHAUS / The Miami Herald