A Brother Helps His Sister Heal, Four Years After His Death  |  March 5, 2012

After losing her 17-year-old brother in a car accident, Caitlyn Persinger threw herself into sports.  Her brother had always encouraged and pushed her to be the best.  She was a gifted athlete and, as a freshman, made the varsity soccer team. Four years after her brother’s death, Caitlyn continued to be active in sports.  While playing soccer her senior year of high school, Caitlyn twisted her knee and heard something snap.  A trip to the hospital later, Caitlyn was told she had torn her ACL and would likely need a donor tendon to repair the damage.  Immediately, Caitlyn’s parents’ thoughts turned to their son who had chosen to be an organ and tissue donor prior to his death.  Read the rest of this incredible story here.

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