Jennifer Herlihy Hat Tricks Gold at Transplant Games in Cleveland!

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I thought you’d all like to know how Jennifer Herlihy did at the Transplant Games in Cleveland this past weekend

It turns out…she did an AMAZING job!

·       On Saturday, she won gold in the 5k in 25:42.  She didn’t quite meet her time goal but by all reports it was incredibly humid and they were running into a very strong headwind!

·       Todayshe came back and owned the trackwinning 2 more gold medals and a silver!

o       800m    3:23   (gold)  

o       1500m   6:50   (gold)

o       400m    1:27 (silver)

And…at some point…she also played in the basketball tournament, but  I haven’t gotten word on how that went!

Congratulations to Jennifer, and thanks for representing our team so well…We’re incredibly proud to call you a  Team Transplanter!

There are more pictures from Jennifer’s experience posted on Facebook (along with an interview with her as well as interviews with Tami Sadusky, Jon Baird, Carla Trulson-Essenberg, and Glenda Roberts…and there are still more to come!)

I look forward to seeing you all this weekend!

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Our first event of the Spring Team Transplant season led us onto the new span of the longest floating bridge for the Go Long 10K race!

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2nd Annual Team Transplant Fundraising Dinner – A grand success!

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Dr. Peter Neligan is a UW professor of surgery and director of the Center for Reconstructive Surgery at UW Medical Center, as well as an acknowledged expert in the field of reconstructive microsurgery.  Dr. Neligan, who will be starting the Face Transplant program at UWMC, was this year’s featured speaker!

 

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Team Transplant is now a part of the University of Washington’s Combined Fund Drive, a statewide fundraising effort that is directed to state employees and agencies to raise funds for hundreds of charities:

*    State employees can make paycheck donations directed to the charity
of their choice:    http://depts.washington.edu/uwcfd/
*    Non-state employees can also now make donations:
https://www.cfd.wa.gov/transplant/

These funding opportunities make us very excited about the future of our team!    In the upcoming year, we plan to use the money to increase our visibility; find ways to engage more transplant recipients, living donors, family members, and employees; provide better support to our team members; and continue to work toward a plan to make our team sustainable.

Recent Press Releases:

Remember that first day of practice waaaaay  back in August when Marty Reimer (DJ from 95.7, The Jet…and formerly of The Mountain) showed up …Here’s the podcast he was working on!  Thanks to Shirley Schultz, Alvin Valencia, and UWMC physician Mark Harrast for representing us so well!

http://www.uwmedicinepulse.com/

Check out Jack Frank on King5 news and the texting pillbox!  Jack has been a part of Team Transplant for about 4 years…His uncle, Willie Richardson—also his kidney donor, and grandparents, Jo and Tom Richardson also join us for practices!  Proud to call them all Team Transplanters!

http://www.king5.com/story/news/health/childrens-healthlink/2015/09/16/pills-texting-device-kidney-transplants/32526771/

 

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