Donor Alliance's Donor Dash holds special meaning for Eric Studesville


The Broncos' assistant head coach and running backs coach will participate for the second straight year.

DENVER — Early Sunday morning, thousands will walk and run around Washington Park as the 18th annual Donor Dash returns to Denver.

Assistant Head Coach and Running Backs Coach Eric Studesville will be among them.

He and his family will participate in the 5K for the second straight year to honor organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate the resulting recipients.

“It’s a hard morning,” Studesville said. “It’s bittersweet. You hear tons of great stories, you meet fantastic people and you see all the good that is done through organ, eye [and] tissue donation. You know for me, personally, it’s hard because I spend my time thinking about my parents, particularly my mom, and what she did.”

In 2013, Studesville’s parents, Alfonso and Janet Studesville, were killed in a motorcycle accident when an 18-wheeler crossed into their lane on a Texas highway.

Just two years before the accident, his mother donated a kidney to Eric's father’s best friend, Merritt Norvell. Continue reading


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