It’s funny — I knew when I was there that the Transplant Games were something special. I knew it when I got home back in July. I would have told you earlier today, if you’d asked, that “Yep, they were definitely something special.” But tonight, when I watched the full-length official video on YouTube, bawling through half of it and smiling ear to ear through the rest, I was reminded that they weren’t just special. They were monumental to me and my own healing post donation, and they were monumental to my my family’s healing.
Living donors, donor families, and transplant recipients, I can’t recommend this event enough. Your next chance is in Madison, Wisconsin, in 2010. It’s so far away, but will be here in the blink of an eye.