Saturday, December 17, 2016

Edmond man to be honored in Tournament of Roses Parade

EDMOND SUN

Oklahoman to Represent Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation at National Event 



OKLAHOMA CITY — LifeShare of Oklahoma is honoring Logan Wilke of Edmond as a float rider in the 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 2.

LifeShare is the organ procurement organization in Oklahoma responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for transplant purposes.

Every year, LifeShare helps sponsor the Donate Life Float in the Tournament of Roses Parade to spread the message about organ, eye and tissue donation. As a sponsor, LifeShare is able to send one recipient to ride the float and one donor portrait to be honored on the float. Logan will be honored as a one of 24 riders on the float this year. 
In 2011, Wilke was competing in a cross country motorcycle race when he lost his balance on a creek crossing. He put his foot down to help with his balance and as soon as he did he felt an extreme pain in his knee as he fell to the ground. Logan knew immediately he had torn his ACL. An MRI the next day confirmed it and he was scheduled for surgery within a week. Continue reading

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