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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Runners hit pavement for organ donation awareness

WISN 12 | Brittany Shannon

WEST ALLIS, Wis. - Runners hit the pavement Saturday morning to take part in the first-ever Cream City 5K, an event organizers started to raise awareness about organ donation.

Organ transplant recipient Jesse Pagels founded the run and non-profit to promote organ donation.

Pagels, an avid runner and father of 5-year-old Hannah, was diagnosed with leukemia. He needed a lung transplant when Hannah was young.

He was eventually matched with a donor and received a double lung transplant. Now, he’s cherishing every moment with Hannah.

“I get to live and be with her and be her dad,” Pagels said.

He’s also talking about the importance of organ donation.

“It's been a long road, lots of ups and downs, but ultimately it's led to this,” Pagels said.

Hundreds took part in Pagels' run, all hitting the pavement for donor recipients such as him and Kristen Marx. Continue reading VIDEO
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