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Dustin Atwood's organs were donated to at least five different people, one of them Arne Meyer of Wisconsin, with whom the Atwoods stay in contact. Dustin died in 2001 as a result of a car accident.   GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPER GROUP
Dustin Atwood's organs were donated to at least five different people, one of them Arne Meyer of Wisconsin, with whom the Atwoods stay in contact. Dustin died in 2001 as a result of a car accident. GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPER GROUP
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 8:03 AM

“We think he knew.  He had written a will, which was odd at the age of 17 years old, but he was pretty mature for his age.  It wasn’t an official will, but he wrote who he wanted his car to go to, his stereo, and the week he passed away, he was singing ‘Angels Among Us.’  But the key thing that Dustin did was talk to us about being an organ donor,” said Cherry Grove resident Steve Atwood, speaking to the students at Northgate Driving School in Rochester in mid-April, sharing about how his son, Dustin, died in a car accident on Fillmore County Road 8 on Aug. 29, 2001, but how his heart literally beats on in the chest of a Wisconsin man.   

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