Moose Jaw Times Herald | Mickey Djuric
|Published on May 31, 2015About 175 people showed up for Moose Jaw's first Transplant Trot, which raises awareness about organ and tissue donations. Mickey Djuric/Times-Herald Mickey Djuric/Times-Herald|
Kevyn Gadd got nearly 200 people in Moose Jaw talking to their families about organ donation.
The first Transplant Trot took place at Wakamow Valley, Sunday, and as much as there were feet moving there were just as much mouths talking.
Gadd, who had a double lung transplant 15 months ago, came up with the idea to host the run to raise an issue that's close to his heart.
"We did this as a family because we need to make people aware that organ donation and tissue donation is important," said Roxanna Gadd-Frey, mother of Kevyn.
"Many people think that they just have to put the little stick on their health card, but that's not all you have to do. Your family has to be told, they have to know. This is our way of bringing awareness out that this is how we do organ transplants."
In Saskatchewan, organs and tissues can not be donated without your family or next of kin's consent even if you have the organ donor sticker on your health card. Continue reading