Dana was in a car accident at the end of 1996 and taken off life support on January 2, 1997. She was 16. Dana’s heart was donated to 12-year-old Justin Hughes, who was born with a congenital heart defect and in desperate need of a transplant.
The two families have shared a special bond since the ordeal. That bond is being highlighted to promote a special walking event this Saturday at Parkway North High School.