Wednesday, August 23, 2006

More stories and photos from the Canadian Transplant Games

The Canadian Transplant Association has posted reports and results from the Transplant Games in Edmonton this past August. Check out this site. You will recognize many of the competitor's names and I'm sure you will be as impressed as I was with the excellent performances. There's also a downloadable games Poster available.

An athlete so far known only as "John" has posted 288 excellent photos to his Games Photo Gallery

Media Coverage
Coverage was excellent as shown by these stories.

Edmonton Journal article on nine year old Jason Goutbeck one of the first Canadians to receive a living donor liver transplant (from his father).

Carla Borton tells her games story to the Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal. Carla received a heart & double-lung transplant just 15 months prior to competing in the games.

The Whitehorse Daily Star published a story about Farley Hayes, a liver transplant recipient, who was the first Yukon'er to attend the National Transplant Games.

CBC News Aug. 8th, interview with Kathy Tachynsky a kidney recipient.

The Edmonton Journal in it's August 8th edition featured an article about Mark Black, a heart & double-lung transplant recipient who four years post transplant has already run in several marathon races.

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