10-year-old resident competes in World Transplant Games, beats world record

Woodlands | Cara Pilgrim

THE WOODLANDS, Texas - Every two years, the Summer World Transplant Games are held where more than 1500 athletes from 69 different countries come together with one thing in common: they are all transplant recipients. Participants of the games attend in order to meet other transplant recipients while also having the opportunity to compete in sporting events they excel in. The hope is that the World Transplant Games will provide an outlet for transplant athletes, while also raising awareness of the importance of organ donation.

This past summer, the 2015 World Transplant Games were held in Mar del Plata, Argentina. From badminton, squash, and tennis, to bowling, track & field, and cycling, transplant athletes got to show off their talents, including a local 10-year-old resident, Kian Shah-Ackroyd. Continue reading