DONOR SISTER SHARES PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

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You may remember ESPN The Magazine’s high-profile article about Carson Palmer, Julie De Rossi and tissue donation. The story’s impact was huge and thousands of people learned about Julie’s life and how the donation of her tissue impacted an NFL quarterback.

De Rossi was killed by a drunk driver in 2004. In 2006, her donated ligament would change Palmer’s life after he tore his ACL during a game against the Steelers.

Julie’s sister Karen also shared their story at the annual American Association of Tissue Banks conference in 2015 and now has another venue to talk about her sister and the impact of organ, eye and tissue donation.

Karen started a blog called Pique and her first post details her heartbreaking and life-changing personal experience with donation.