Competing for organ donation

Lynn Wayman shows off the medals he earned during the Transplant Games of America June 14 in Cleveland, Ohio. Wayman donated a kidney to his brother in 2007, and has competed in the games two times.

Knowing that without an organ donation a loved one will die is a scary situation.

For Glenwood resident Lynn Wayman, the decision to donate a kidney to his brother, Gerald, has resulted in a new appreciation for life.

Lynn and Gerald have used that new lease on life to compete in the Transplant Games of America in Cleveland, Ohio, June 10-14. This year marks the second time the brothers have competed.

The Waymans were part of a team of 25 other athletes who represented Utah and Idaho at the games. Every member of the team earned at least one medal. In all, 44 teams competed at this year’s games.

However, the Waymans totaled 31 medals between them, helping the Utah/Idaho team earn the team cup award at the games. Continue reading
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