Herndon, VA Patch | Leslie Perales
When Paul Rossmeissl died suddenly following a cycling accident in 2006, his wife, Hedy, and daughter, Rachael Rossmeissl-Stone, struggled to find something positive to hold on to as they worked through their grief.
The answer came from Paul himself – the generosity of spirit that had moved him to become an organ donor. His kidneys and liver gave life to three people, and his bones and tissue assisted several others.
“I think Rachael and I felt like that was the only positive piece we could take out of this,” Hedy Rossmeissl said recently at her Herndon home. “So we got involved.”
Their involvement is with the Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC), which not only coordinates organ donation and serves recipients, but also cares for donors and their families.
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