Sunday, April 24, 2016

A trot for transplants

SAULT ONLINE | Craig Huckerby

Erica Tomlinson didn’t know her neighbour Renee Ly for that long when she offered her another chance at life. Renee was in a desperate need for a liver transplant and Tomlinson wanted to help.

“Two years ago I donated 70 percent of my liver to Renee, because this is a second chance at life and everyone deserves that” Tomlinson said. The young entrepreneur who moved to Sault Ste. Marie to open The Pastry Shoppe on Second Line West last year is a huge advocator of organ donation. This year she helped stage the first ever Transplant Trot , a 5km walk / run at the Sugar Shack on Fifth line Saturday morning. Proceeds from the run donated to the Canadian Transplant Association. “If you saw someone about to be hit by a bus, are you going to sit there and watch that accident happen? or you would do everything in your power to say move – move -move!, that was me, she was sick, she had two boys and a husband and I was healthy so why not give her a chance to live the rest of her life” Tomlinson said. Continue reading
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