It is unclear how many people were actually helped, but this is an incredibly heartwarming story.
Troy Gentry’s widow was determined to keep the spirit of her beloved husband alive.
The 50-year-old, who was half of the award-winning country music duo Montgomery Gentry, was killed hours before the band was set to hit the stage in 2017. The helicopter carrying Gentry crashed in a wooded area near the Flying W Airport in Medford, New Jersey.
People Magazine reported Friday that as Angie was attempting to absorb the horrifying news, one thought came to her mind: donating her husband’s organs to those in need.
“If this is your time and God says, ‘I’m taking you home today,’ but other parts of you still work perfectly well that could help somebody else, why would you not donate them?” said the 52-year-old. “You don’t throw something away that’s perfect. It was something I felt Troy would have said: ‘Do it.’”