A Newfoundlander is among the 200 athletes competing at the 31st annual World Transplant Games which are wrapping up today in Switzerland.
Heather Lannon is competing on behalf of her late husband, Jamie, who wanted to compete in the games.
He required a heart transplant, and although he received word last year that a heart was available for him, he didn’t survive the surgery.
Lannon is grateful to be able to fulfill his dream of competing in the games. The two medals that she’s won are his, she says—not hers.
Lannon also serves as the provincial Director for the Canadian Transplant Association.
She says creating awareness is important. She reminds people in this province that organ donor identification now appears on your MCP card and not your driver’s licence.