Justin's Story from Stefan Wilson, Donor Brother, Lafayette, Colorado
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“I saw the accident on TV,” said Stefan Wilson, of his late
brother, Justin Wilson, of Lafayette, Colo.
Stefan, a driver for Andretti Autosport, was visiting his brother’s
home in Colorado, when Justin was fatally struck by debris during a race.
Justin Wilson passed away the following day.
Justin participated in eight Indy 500s, had 120 career IndyCar starts and
54 races in Champ Car. Even with all of his racing success, Justin’s
family was not prepared for the impact of his passing.
Stefan remembers that difficult moment at the hospital in August of 2015
when doctors informed them of Justin’s wishes to be a donor. Stefan
and family were proud of Justin’s decision, and through organ donation
Justin saved the lives of five people in need.
Stefan has made a name for himself in motorsports. In 2007, he earned the
McLaren Autosport BRDC Award for promising British drivers after he finished
second in the Formula Palmer Audi Championship. In 2011, he won two races
with Andretti Autosport.
Stefan feels like he is racing for his brother as much as he is racing
He wants to succeed in his own career, but he also wants to have a long
racing career as Justin never got the chance.
Stefan continues to honor his brother’s choice to be an organ, eye
and tissue donor by raising awareness for the cause.
Stefan regularly participates in events focused on motivating people to
register and sharing that donation saves lives. “Out of all the
accomplishments my brother had on [the] track, there’s nothing more
impressive than actually saving five human beings – there’s
five people on this earth right now that wouldn’t be here without
To sign up to become an organ donor,