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Transplant Games highlights recipient athletes

Wednesday, October 23, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Phoenix—Ten-year-old Dylan McQueen received a lifesaving heart transplant when he was just 6 months old thanks to the generous decision made by his donor’s family. He says he is excited to compete and win his first medals in the Arizona Transplant Games Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Seton Catholic Preparatory High School in Chandler, Ariz. 
 
Transplant Community Alliance—formerly known as New Life Society—will host this community event to educate the public about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation and to showcase the implant of transplantation can have on recipients of all ages. The Alliance wishes to build a strong transplant community and promote an active, healthy lifestyle for post-transplant patients.
 
The Arizona Transplant Games includes a multisport festival event for people who have received lifesaving transplant surgery and living donors. It will include dashes, relay races, high jumps, long jumps and a Youth Olympiad obstacle course. It is family friendly and includes a Heroes Wall to honor donors, food trucks, children’s activities, a health expo, a cornhole competition and pickleball demonstration.
 
You are never too young or too old to participate! To register as an athlete, go to http://www.transplantteamaz.org/arizonagames/ Event sponsors include Banner – University Medicine Transplant Institute, Dignity Health, Donor Network of Arizona and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
 
Please visit us online at http://www.transplantteamaz.org/arizonagames/ or call 602-277-2661 for more information on the event. And don’t forget to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor at DonateLifeAZ.org/TCA. 

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