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Friday, June 3, 2016

NASCAR driver Joey Gase spreads organ donor awareness

Photo: Getty Images
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER | Paul Schwedelson

LONG POND, Pa. - Joey Gase had only a matter of hours to decide. His mother, Mary Jo, died of a brain aneurysm in April 2011 and thousands of things were on his mind. Before, he was focused on racing, going to the prom, and graduating from high school.

Gase hadn't spoken with his mother about becoming an organ donor. Because his parents were divorced, Gase was next of kin, meaning he'd have to sign the paperwork. After discussing the matter with family, his mother's organs were donated. Later, Gase found out her donations helped 66 people.

"We knew if she couldn't continue her life, she'd want to do anything she could to help others continue theirs," said Gase, 23.

To preserve his mother's legacy, each week Gase's car features the logo of his sponsor, Donate Life, along with photos of organ donors, recipients, and those on the 120,000-person national waiting list. Game will race at Pocono Raceway for the first time Saturday in the first Xfinity Series race at the track.

Gase, who is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the inaugural Comcast Community Outreach Award in November. Comcast donated $60,000 to the Iowa Donor Network. Continue reading

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