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Southern California Team at the 2012
Transplant Games of America
Conna and Louise at the Transplant Games in 2012
Undeterred by her injury, Louise has promised to give her all at this year’s games. She and Conna won gold in the 5K for their division, women from 40 to 49. Louise also won gold in three sprints and Conna won gold in badminton.
More than 1,000 recipients and living donors competed in the 4-day sporting event. In addition, several co-workers of Louise’s from Life Technologies joined her in the 5k as well.
The camaraderie at these events has inspired Louise to continue running. She is considering going to the World Transplant Games in South Africa in 2013.
“When I go to these events, it gives me a lot of hope because I meet recipients from across the country who have passed 5-, 10-, 15-year milestones. There is a quarter century club for people who have made it 25 years. It gives me a goal to strive for and the motivation to keep living and competing."
The games also include several ceremonies to honor both living donors, and donor families who have lost a loved one.
“From a recipient’s point of view, donors are the real heroes because they enable us to have this second chance at life,” Louise said.
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