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Family raising awareness for organ donation

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - The family of a 21-year-old who died last month is raising awareness for organ donation in his memory.

21-year-old Jacob Lucas died in a car accident.

Lucas was an organ donor and his heart, kidneys, liver and other organs went to several people in need.

Wednesday night 10% of proceeds at Texas Roadhouse in Pikeville went to benefit the Kentucky Organ Donation Association and to help establish a scholarship in memory of Lucas.

"We're just trying to raise awareness for organ donation because Kentucky is one of the lower states for organ donation, and we just asked everybody to come out and support and raise awareness for organ donation," said Lucas' mother Wendy Gibson.

The family is also planning to hold a benefit walk for organ donation next month in Whitesburg.

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