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Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Dash for Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness in Philadelphia

I've been waiting for this moment:  the moment my daughter who had a liver transplant was old enough and interested in joining the Dash for Organ and Tissue Donation. "The Dash" as Team Philadelphia calls it, is a 10K and 5 K run or a 3K walk to promote organ and tissue donation. It's also a "celebration of the success of transplantation".  Every year teams get together and participate in the dash. To get a feel for the event, please visit the above link which hosts pictures and a video of last year's event.

I was never sure when my daughter would be ready to do this. She started participating in Track and Field a few years ago. However, sometimes long walks can wear her out. So when she told me she wanted to join  "the Dash," I was skeptical at first. She was determined to let me know that this is important to her. She didn't say it out loud, but I got a sense she was telling me, "Hey, Mom. I can do this. I WANT to do this."

And so our journey begins. We will be there celebrating with Team DuPont in less than a month.

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