Organ donation brings together families of Larry Hughes, Alderwoman Cara Spencer

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - Retired NBA star Larry Hughes and St. Louis Alderwoman Cara Spencer share an incredible story. Cara's sister, Dana, and Larry's brother, Justin, shared the same heart.

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.

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