Denville man honors the gift that gave him life

Darryl Price of Denville with staff members after finishing the NJ Sharing Network’s Annual 5K Celebration of Life at their headquarters in New Providence.(Photo: Photo courtesy of Darryl Price)

Darryl Price has been making the most of each day since he got a second chance at life.

At age 52, Price was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, an incurable disease that occurs when lung tissue becomes damaged and scarred, making it difficult for lungs to get oxygen into blood. He had four, maybe six months to live.

Then a year ago, he received the gift of life; a new pair of lungs

“There’s a saying that we have to honor the donor and honor the gift,” Price said. “Whether you decide to do something philanthropic, to participate in NJ Sharing, help children in need or you just decide to be a productive human being and honor the gift and honor the giver. Your life going forward should be a testament to those things. It’s about getting the most out of your life and getting the most out of what you’ve been given,” said Price, 55, who lives in Denville with his wife.

On June 4, he ran his first race, the NJ Sharing Network’s Annual 5K Celebration of Life at their headquarters in New Providence. The race honors those who gave the gift of life, pays tribute to those who have received a transplant, offers hopes to those currently waiting for a transplant and remembers those who passed away while waiting for the gift of life. Continue reading

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