Monday, June 20, 2016

Hanover family celebrates dad's life at Transplant Games

THE EVENING SUN | Kyle Kuzo

Aug. 20, 2010 was a tragic day for the Wentz family, as this was the day Samuel Wentz died.

Samuel Wentz, an organ donor and described by his family as a loving father and husband, was able to give an organ transplant recipient the gift of sight by donating his corneas. This was the start of a new life for the recipient, and the start of a mission for the Wentz family to spread the word of organ donation.

On June 10 through 15 every year, living donors and recipients get to demonstrate their passion, skills and abilities through Olympics-like events at Cleveland Ohio’s Transplant Games of America. The mission of the Transplant Games is to increase awareness to the life-restoring importance of organ, cornea, bone marrow and tissue donation.

For Sandra and Tammy Wentz of Hanover, the Transplant Games are a way to honor their husband/father, Samuel Wentz. The Wentz family attends the event to cheer on the teams and hear participants' stories about how their donated organs let them live life to the fullest. Continue reading
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