Transplant Games Update – Tuesday, 7/31/12

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 ended the Transplant Games of America on a high note by earning another seven medals. Here’s a recap of yesterday’s events:

 

Christa Gahagan and her golf medal which she won in the golf competition

Bowling Singles
Olivia Strama, heart recipient – Silver Medal
Essie Wilson, kidney recipient – Silver Medal
Eric Bredehoft, kidney recipient – Bronze Medal

Tennis Doubles
Henry Humm, heart & kidney recipient, and Phil Cioffioni, kidney recipient – Bronze Medal

Golf
Christa Gahagan, living donor – Gold Medal
Sharon Masters, kidney and pancreas recipient – Gold Medal
Jim Mozingo, kidney recipient – Silver Medal

Our athletes certainly gave the competition their all this week. Congratulations to everyone who competed; you made Maryland proud!

To view a photo album (updated daily) of the games, visit Team Maryland’s Facebook page.

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About Lauren

Lauren Muskauski is the communications associate at The Living Legacy Foundation. She heads up many community outreach initiatives and projects, with a focus on middle school, high school and college outreach. She also manages The LLF’s and Donate Life Maryland’s presence on social networking sites, such as Twitter and Facebook. Lauren’s commitment to donation started early when she registered as an organ, eye and tissue donor at the MVA upon receiving her first drivers’ license, but was then reinforced a few years later when her father passed away while waiting for a liver transplant. Now, she continues to be inspired on a daily basis by the generosity of donors and their families, as well as the gratitude exhibited by every recipient she meets.
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