Star - May 2, 2005


Katherine Heigl Sexy Intern

Organ donation was a plot point on the April 10 episode of Grey's Anatomy. For cast member Katherine Heigl, 26, who plays intern Isobel Stevens, the subject matter hit close to home. Katherine's older brother Jason was killed in a tragic car accident in her family's hometown of New Canaan, Conn., in 1986 when he was 15.

"When we realized he was not going to survive, the family decided it was important to donate his organs," Katherine's mom, Nancy Heigl, tells Star". "Jason's heart, kidneys and eyes were given - whatever could be used by someone in need. It was Jason's last gift to a world he had the greatest affection for."