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04/24/11 — Joe (and Michael's) gift

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Joe (and Michael's) gift

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on April 24, 2011 1:50 AM

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Sandi and Mike Lugo hold pictures of their sons Michael, left, and Joe. Joe was 14 and Michael, 18, when they died in a tragic car accident in March 2003. The Lugos recently met one of the people who was saved because of Joe's organ donation.

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The Lugo family meets Tara Vancil, second from right, organ donor transplant recipient of son Joseph Lugo's heart eight years ago. From left, Sandi Lugo, Rhonda Vancil, Tara's mother, Anne Lugo, Ms. Vancil and Mike Lugo.

PIKEVILLE -- It has been eight years since Sandi and Mike Lugo lost two of their three children in a car accident. They still miss them every day. While the tragedy of losing their children will never be erased from...

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