Donate LIFE Ambassador Alfonso Garcia is less than a week away from taking the mound at AT&T Park in San Francisco to toss out the first pitch.
The 17-year-old will represent the California Transplant Donor Network at the annual Donate Life Day Wednesday when the San Francisco Giants take on the L.A. Dodgers. Alfonso is a 2010 liver transplant recipient who has been especially active in talking with teens about the need to sign up to be organ and tissue donors when they get their driver’s license.
“I was born and raised in San Francisco and always been a Giant’s fan. Who would have imaged after all that we have gone through as a family that I would be tossing out the first pitch.”
Joining him at the game to help distribute information and talk about donation will be dozens of other ambassadors well as CTDN staff. On the foul lines as “ball girl and ball boy” will be Director of Tissue Services Matthew Crump (a tissue recipient) and Megan Shaughnessy, a CTDN Clinical Services Manager and, like Alfonso, a liver transplant recipient.
Go Giants! Go CTDN and Alfonso!