Festival of Life: Compete in the Transplant Games


Debbie MorganThe Transplant Games of America is a multi-sport festival for those who have undergone life-saving transplant surgery. Debbie Morgan, who is the Chair of SoCal Transplant Games, explains what happens at the games and how her life as a liver transplant recipient has been enriched by being a part of them. There are many physical and nonphysical competitions to choose from. More than an athletic event, the Transplant Games of America highlights the critical importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation, while celebrating the lives of donors and recipients. Living donors, recipients, and those who are on dialysis can compete. This year, there will be new nonphysical competitions such as darts and Trivial Pursuit. The games will be held in Houston, TX, on July 11-15, and gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded. Debbie says, “You can start a conversation with anyone at the Games.”

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Hosted By Lori Hartwell

Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational book Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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