Your Houston News | Brad Meyer
Montgomery resident John Montgomery, shown with his wife Carole, won four medals in the recent national Transplant Gamers of America competition. Carole donated a kidney to him in 2000.
An active lifestyle is possible after transplant surgery, and a Montgomery man is proof of that after winning four medals at a recent competition for transplant recipients.
John Anderson, 74, who received a kidney transplant 12 years ago at the Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center in Houston, won six medals in the this year’s Transplant Games of America, held recently in Grand Rapids, Mich.
“Being able to compete in this way after my transplant and win four medals is an incredible experience,” Anderson said. “Every day after receiving a transplant is a good day. My wife was my donor and gave me a second chance at life, and I always strive to live life to the fullest.”
The Transplant Games of America is a multi-sport festival event for athletes who have undergone lifesaving transplant surgeries and living donors. Competition is open to anyone who has received a solid organ transplant or bone marrow donation.