The 2012 Transplant Games of America are finally here! From July 27th – August 1st, Team Maryland, comprised of twenty-nine transplant recipients, living donors, and donor family members will travel to Grand Rapids, Michigan to represent Maryland as they compete in Olympic-style events. Like the Team Maryland Facebook page to stay updated on their progress at the games.
Team Maryland continued to rack up the medals in yesterday’s events:
Swimming – 100 Breast
Hilary Hoagwood, liver recipient – Gold Medal
Swimming – 50 Fly
Hilary Hoagwood, liver recipient – Silver Medal
Swimming – 100 Free
Hilary Hoagwood, liver recipient – Bronze Medal
Swimming – 50 Back
Jose Vargas, heart recipient – Silver Medal
Mike Gahagan, kidney recipient – Bronze Medal
Norm Biondi, living donor – Gold Medal
Christa Gahagan, living donor – Gold Medal
Roy DeGrange, kidney recipient – Silver Medal
Bowling Mixed Doubles
Valerie Murray, liver recipient & Essie Wilson, kidney recipient – Silver Medal
Eric Bredehoft, kidney recipient & Kerry Murphy, heart recipient – Bronze Medal
Jim Mozingo, kidney recipient – Silver Medal
Dave Yruma – Silver Medal
Brian Hammann, kidney recipient – Bronze Medal
Congrats to everyone else who competed yesterday! Way to make Maryland proud!
Good luck to those competing today – stay tuned for more updates!
To view a photo album (updated daily) of the games, visit Team Maryland’s Facebook page.