The cast of the upcoming mainstage production of "The Tin Woman" most recently had the honor of Skyping with the mother of Ben Kopp, who is the subject of this book. Cpl. Ben Kopp was mortally wounded while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom. The lives of four Americans were saved because Ben donated his organs, bone, skin and tissue.
The play, "The Tin Woman", is the story of a woman who receives a heart transplant and her eventual meeting with the family of the donor.
Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral, unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance. Meanwhile, Alice and Hank mourn the loss of their son, Jack, whose heart was used to save Joy. At a friend's urging, Joy tracks down Jack's family to find closure. But are Alice, Hank, and their daughter Sammy ready to accept Jack's death? Based on a true story.
Ben's death had been recorded on paper more than twenty-four hours previously. But in the very late hours of July 19, 2009, Ben finally no longer had a pulse. The heart of a Ranger was still but alive...