Being a part of the 2010 Transplant Games in itself it a huge deal but when you are asked to be a blogger for your team’s website for all stages of the momentous occasion, you are honored. Any writer and organ donation awareness supporter would jump at the chance to further spread transplant awareness!
Last week I was contacted by the National Kidney Foundation to become a regular writer for their Team Wisconsin 2010 Transplant Olympics blog. The event itself will take place from July 30 – August 4, 2010 and will include events such as a 5K Walk/Run, volleyball, golfing, swimming, bowling, cycling and more. These are true athletic events that both novices as well as experienced athlete can compete in to win a gold, silver or bronze medal.
It is almost exactly like the World Olympics with only one difference – most athletes are on steroids and that is fine by the judging committee. It is expected for athletes to be on a number of medications to help them continue to live healthy and long lives; something the 2012 Vancouver Olympics would highly frown upon.
Of course, I wholeheartedly accepted the position of Team Wisconsin blogger and will begin journaling the entire experience of the 2010 Transplant Games there in months to come. Keep your eyes peeled because, with such a mountainous event, you never know what I will write about – but you will get a sneak peak from behind the athlete lines!