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Anna Shoemaker and her brother Andrew were very close, according to their parents. This photo was taken the last time the family visited Andrew in Chicago. Anna died in a car accident in January 2011 at the age of 20. Her organ donations saved multiple lives. Submitted photo

Organ and tissue donor lives on in others

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HUDSON -- Jim and Peggy Shoemaker of Hudson have lived the nightmare all parents fear -- the sudden and traumatic death of one of their children. They lost their 20-year-old daughter, Anna, in January 2011 as the result of a car accident in northern Wisconsin.


But it is what Anna did before her death that has helped the family deal with their terrible loss.

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