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Remembering a Sister, an Organ Donor

Houstonian Karen Abercrombie talks about her sister, Julie De Rossi. In 2004, Julie died in a car accident with a drunk driver at the age of 44. As an organ donor, Julie’s tissues and organs were able to benefit between 35 and 80 patients, Karen says. MORE: Out of Despair, the Gift of Life (Houstonia […]

Houston Matters microphonesHoustonian Karen Abercrombie talks about her sister, Julie De Rossi. In 2004, Julie died in a car accident with a drunk driver at the age of 44. As an organ donor, Julie’s tissues and organs were able to benefit between 35 and 80 patients, Karen says.

MORE: Out of Despair, the Gift of Life (Houstonia Magazine, Nov. 21, 2016)

Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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