Gold medal in transplant games
FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 12, 2012 —
David Anderson of West Sacramento won a gold medal in men’s table tennis at the biannual “Transplant Games of America,” held this year in July in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Anderson’s life was saved by a transplanted heart that came from a 21-year old Monterey man killed in a car crash in 2007.
Two years later, Anderson and his wife met the young donor’s parents to thank them for their son’s gift of life. It was “one of the most emotionally charged experiences of their lives,” the reported in a joint written comment.
[adrotate group=”7″] The Transplant Games are meant to bring together organ recipients and families of deceased donors, raising awareness for organ donation and celebrating the lives that are helped.
Olympic-style events include swimming, track, basketball, volleyball, golf and basketball.
Anderson will compete in next year’s World Transplant Games in Durbin, South Africa.
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