Saturday, August 26, 2006

Sara Murray Takes Gold at Transplant Games

Sara Murray, 29, won the gold for race walking, ball throw and shot put, and a bronze in volleyball at the Canadian Transplant Games this month in Edmonton, Alberta.

"Three years ago Sara Murray's lungs were so badly damaged from cystic fibrosis they were only functioning at 10 per cent capacity and she was told she had less than a year to live."

That's how a story by Lisa Tallyn grabs your attention in the August 25th issue of Georgetown, Ontario's The Independent & Free Press.

I am proud to say that I have met Sara many times during our recovery from lung transplants at Toronto General Hospital. Her accomplishments since receiving the "Gift of Life" adds to the growing list of people whose lives have been transformed by an organ transplant. You will enjoy reading her story.

Thanks to Diane Murray-Charrett (Karen Murray's sister) for alerting me to this article.

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