Troy Gentry's bones and more were donated after his death in a helicopter crash in New Jersey.
Although many of Gentry's organs were not able to be transplanted because of the injuries he suffered in the crash, Angie Gentry decided to donate his bones, tissue and corneas. She has a sister who received a kidney transplant, and she believes her husband would have wanted it that way.
Angie explains, “You don’t throw something away that’s perfect. I don’t know why anybody wouldn’t want to make a donation because what’s it going to hurt? And it’s going to help somebody.”
Gentry admits that she hopes to someday meet some of those who were recipients of her husband's donations: “It will be neat to just give them a hug and say I’m glad I could help."
By David Allan Coe