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Late IndyCar driver Justin Wilson 'saved 6 lives today' by donating organs, his brother tweets

Late IndyCar driver Justin Wilson 'saved 6 lives today' by donating organs, his brother tweets
Justin Wilson waits to qualify at the IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix in June 2014. (Bob Brodbeck / Associated Press)

Stefan Wilson continued to tweet heartfelt words Tuesday about his brother, Justin Wilson, the IndyCar driver who died Monday after being hit by debris from another car during a race the previous day.

One of those messages was particularly striking:

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"With #giftoflife @justin_wilson saved 6 lives today. He just keeps setting the bar higher. Keep Julia & the girls in your prayers #myherojw," tweeted Stefan Wilson, also an IndyCar driver.

In a previous tweet, Stefan Wilson had mentioned that his brother was an organ donor.

"He never stopped giving & caring for others," Stefan Wilson tweeted of his brother on Monday. "Even at this time. He had pre-chosen to donate his organs to help others in need. #myherojw"

Gift of Life Donor Program is a nonprofit organization that "has worked to coordinate life-saving and life-enhancing transplants for those waiting, while supporting the generous donors and their families who have chosen to give others a second chance through organ donation" since 1974, according to its website.

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