Kelly Young makes a splash at World Transplant Games

STROUD  NEWS & JOURNAL | Ashley Loveridge
Kelly Young makes a splash at World Transplant Games
SWIMMER Kelly Young covered herself in gold glory to make a splash at the World Transplant Games in Spain.

Competing in five swimming races, the 23-year-old Stratford Park Leisure Centre swimming instructor bagged four individual gold medals and three bronze medals in the 18-29 age group.

All participants at the World Games, held every two years, have received a life-saving organ transplant – be it heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas or bone marrow. Kelly received a liver transplant, part of her mum’s liver, in August 1994, at the age of eight months.

In addition to the physical sporting challenge, the World Games, supported by the International Olympic Committee, is the largest organ donor awareness event in the world, promoting the benefits of organ transplantation and highlighting the need for organ donation; athletes raising awareness and celebrating their second chance at life. Continue reading 
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