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Jim Shoemaker, left, talked about the tragic death of his daughter Anna in 2011 and the positive power of organ donations. At right is Tom Fuller, the recipient of one of Anna Shoemaker’s lungs. Fuller is one of six lives saved by Anna’s organ donations.

Shoemaker talks about daughter’s death and organ donations

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In a moving presentation at the Thursday Noon Rotary Club meeting, Jim Shoemaker talked about the January 2011 death of his daughter and the need for people to become involved in organ donations.


With Shoemaker at the meeting was Tom Fuller of New Brighton, Minn., who received a lung from Anna after she was killed in the 2011 car accident. Anna is the daughter of Jim and Hudson High School Principal Peg Shoemaker.

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Doug Stohlberg
Doug Stohlberg has been part of the Hudson Star-Observer since 1973 and has been editor since 1987. He worked at the New Richmond News from 1971 to 1973. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota.
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