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Friday, June 17, 2016

Evansville man running 5K in memory of organ donor killed by drunk driver

17-year-old Nick Townsend killed by drunk driver in 2015, donated organs to save eight lives. (SOURCE: FACEBOOK)
WAVE 3 | Jess Raatz

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - For one Evansville man, every step and every breath, is a new lease on life.

A year after his lung transplant, he's running a 5K in memory of his organ donor, which saved his life.

Nick Townsend was 17-years-old. He wanted to be a police officer.
That's until a drunk driver, snatched those dreams away.
Nick's choice to be an organ donor saved eight lives.
One of those was Jack Field.

Now Jack is honoring Nick in a big way.

Jack will be running a 5K on June 18th at the Laufenfest in Haubstadt.

Jack was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis in 2012, and doctors said he had five years left.

In 2015, Jack finally received the call he'd been waiting on. Continue reading
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