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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Team of organ recipients ready to compete


Omaha, Neb. (KMTV) - For Shirley Kramer, The game of bocce ball is simple. The game of life, not so much.

"My heart was enlarged. It was just really not functioning too well. By the time I got the phone call I think it was functioning like 8 percent," she remembers.

That was 25 years ago. Before her heart transplant.

I don't take anything for granted. I don't take anything for granted anymore," she said.
Now everyday is a gift. That's part of the reason why she and a dozen members of team Nebraska are practicing for the Transplant Games of America.The multi-sport festival event is for individuals who have undergone life-saving transplant surgeries. Competition events are open to living donors, organ transplant recipients, bone marrow, corneal and tissue transplant recipients.

Carole Flood is one of the members of the team. She's a living donor. Continue reading
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