Huntingwoods Berkeley Patch | By Jessica Strachan
Though he's never gotten to meet or thank the donor family that helped save his life, Mike Roman hopes to make them proud this summer.
Berkley’s Mike Roman has the bowling game of a lifetime coming up.
The 55-year-old man preparing for his spot in the mixed doubles and singles bowling games on Team Michigan in the summer athletic event he’s registered for.
Sure, the ’74 Berkley High School graduate is a solid bowler, and has been since his younger years. If fact, he’s been bowling since he was just 3 years old and had an average of 185 in his last league during the year 2000.
But this game will be about showing off more than skill. Roman will be showing the world, and himself, that he’s a strong, healthy and very proud heart transplant recipient during his first time participating in the Transplant Games of America.
More than a game
“The Transplant Games of America is an opportunity to do three things,” Roman explained. “By just being able to compete in the games, it shows that organ donation works. They are also a way that people from around the country can get together and show their support for donation. And, maybe most importantly, it is our way of thanking our donors and donor families.”
Read more: http://berkley.patch.com/articles/berkley-heart-transplant-recipient-uses-new-heart-for-a-good-cause
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