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Monday, March 21, 2016

Members Of Arkansas Team Sign Flag Before Transplant Games Of America

KFSM 5 News | Amy Slanchik
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -- The biennial Transplant Games of America will happen this summer in Ohio, but Sunday (March 20) in Fayetteville, organ donor recipients who will be participating gathered at Washington Regional Medical Center to sign a flag that will be flying during the event.

Jeff Clardy has competed in several 5k races at the Transplant Games of America.

“Did it in 43 minutes, wasn't super -- but it was like, 'Hey I’m alive!' and that's what was so exciting,” he said.

But his story began six years ago, when he was told he had three months to live and needed a new heart.

Micah Rolfs died when he was 29, but at 14, he decided to be an organ donor.

“I think about, literally, really, every breath I take, I think about this is not my heart, this is Micah’s heart, and it's beating in me, and I’m alive because of it,” he said.

Now, Clardy and other volunteers are preparing for the transplant games happening this summer. Continue reading
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