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Transplant Athlete
Friday, May 06, 2005
  Lots o Stuff to talk about today

I just paid my entry fee for the World Transplant Games this July and they sent me the link above for the results from the 2003 World Games in France. In the 5k TT I placed 5th and in the 20k Road Race I placed 9th. The thing is, I took the guy in 8th place at the line, I had at least a wheel on the guy. At the rate I overtook him, I'm positive he was down a lap. There's no way a guy that slow could have gotten in front of me. He was French though, and we know all about french judging :) C'est la vie.

On to more important things


My team and I were on the Elliot in the Morning show on DC101 this past Wednesday! Elliot is the most popular morning show on DC Radio. We got most of our message across, though like Ralphie, I felt like I was sputtering out my request for a red rider bb gun and I really wanted to encourage the listeners to go out and donate Blood immediately. C'est la vie. I was at the Inova Fairfax hospital recently and one of the nurses mentioned that they were praying they didn't have to do a liver transplant because they didn't have enough blood.


I attended the People Like Us Initiative Sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation this week. I learned a lot and will share it over the next couple of days.


The team is having a fundraiser at the Dragonfly tonight at 6pm. Come One, Come ALL! 1215 Connecticut ave NW, Washington, DC.

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I've gone through kidney failure twice. The first time in 2000, my mother donated a kidney; and again in 2008, I'm on dialysis waiting for a breakthrough in immuno-suppression medicines before seeking a new kidney.

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