Weʼre raising £1,000 to enable me to defend my double gold medals representing UK at the European Heart and Lung Games in Lignano Sabbiadoro in Italy in June.
- Widnes, Cheshire
- 28 days to go
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I represent the UK at the European Transplant Games, this year in Italy and in Birmingham for the British ones. I am defending two hold medals in table tennis, won in Finland two years ago. I also compete in petanque and javelin. The idea is to promote organ donation.
I have to pay for my own training, flights, competition entry fees and expenses as well as take annual leave to compete.
I suffer from Cystic Fibrosis and had a double lung transplant in 2005 and rejection has left me with 20-25 per cent of the lung capacity of a 'normal' person my age.
I get media coverage for each tournament to show what can be achieved after transplantation and get people to have the conversation with their families and friends.
I have taken parts in debates on presumed consent (the opt out system) on the BBC and local media organisations
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I am a 46-year-old double lung transplantee from Widnes, in Cheshire. Hoping to defend my two table tennis European gold medals in Italy in June and compete in Birmingham in August in the British Games. I currently work as a PR officer for a local authority.
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