Texas Connects Us: Blue Doors Honor Legacy of Young Organ Donor


One North Texas real estate agent is painting front doors a brilliant blue, and there's an important reason behind it.

In a quiet Dallas neighborhood, one house sticks out – the home with the bright blue door.

"We get a lot of eyeballs on it and the neighbors want to come over and know, 'What have you done?'" said real estate agent Karen Hartman.

Hartman and her husband renovate homes. When they're done, they paint the door a brilliant blue and put it on the market.

They call the eye-catching shade "Taylor Blue" in honor of Taylor Storch.

The vibrant 13-year-old died after a skiing accident in 2010, and her parents made a choice they knew their little girl would support. They donated Taylor's organs and started the foundation Taylor's Gift to raise awareness about organ donation.

"How many opportunities do you get to connect to a family and an organization of a little girl that passed, who left so many things behind, and changed so many lives along the way?" said Hartman. "She saved five lives when she donated her organs." Continue reading