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Lee’s Summit Athlete To Compete In 2014 Transplant Games Of America

 Lee’s Summit Athlete To Compete In 2014 Transplant Games Of America

July 12, 2014

Chris Paxton

Twenty local athletes and transplant recipients are preparing to compete in the 2014 Transplant Games of America was held in Houston, July 11-15, as part of Team MO-KAN, which represents western Missouri and all of Kansas.

The Transplant Games of America is a multi-sport festival event for athletes who have undergone life-¬saving transplant surgeries and living donors held every two years. Competition is open to anyone who has received a solid organ transplant or bone marrow donation. More than just an athletic event, the Transplant Games of America highlights the critical importance of organ and tissue donation, while celebrating the lives of organ donors and recipients.

Team MO-KAN athletes and donor families will be traveling from Gardner, Kansas City, Lawrence, Olathe, Overland Park, Prairie Village and Wichita, Kan., and Blue Springs, Columbia, Gladstone, Independence, Kansas City, Kearney, Lee’s Summit, Parkville, Pleasant Hill, Raytown and St. Joseph, Mo.

Chris Paxton of Lee’s Summit, Mo., has participated in the bi-annual games since 1998, including two International Transplant Games (Australia and Canada) and two World Transplant Games (France and Canada). Paxton received a kidney from his father in 1995. This year he will compete in the 5k run, cycling, basketball, volleyball, and track and field. Paxton is also serving as a co-manager for Team MO-KAN.

“I love attending the games and meeting old friends, making new ones and also to help promote the success of organ and tissue donation through awareness,” said Paxton.  

In addition to recipients, the event is largely attended by donor families. As a donor family, they may not meet the person that received their loved one’s organ, but they get a chance to see how donation has changed someone’s life.

There are 14 donor family members attending the games from the Midwest Transplant Network service area.



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  1. Terry Benson says:
    February 26th, 2017 at 15:47
    I'm trying to locate Chris Paxton. I have met Chris, but I have some questions related to organ donation. If I could get an e-mail address for him, that would be great.
    Terry

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