Sheila's association with TSUK has changed her as a person and has given her an opportunity to be part of a very special community of people. Sheila explains this being like, 'my extended family, and that it was so easy to fall in love with everyone.' And, 'they are highly competitive and deeply care about each other which is very unusual in sport. I have worked at children's games, school games olympic and about to do the para olympics. I have worked with teams and individual both local national and international level. I have enjoyed all of these things but my heart belongs to the TSUK. A very special team - and we are very lucky to have Alison lead us all to maintain a professional and very high standard of physiotherapy.'
I would like to add a quote from Lynne Holt, an incredible woman who not only is a Clinical Transplant Co-Ordinator, but also the UK Team Manager.
Lynne Holt, from TSUK, 'We are really looking forward to this year’s Transplant Games. Olympic fever has really gripped the nation. We will be selecting our Team to represent the UK at next year’s World Transplant Games, to be held in Durban. Our transplant athletes are the best in the world, running the 100m in 11.16secs and swimming 50m Freestyle in .26secs. However, all our athletes are gold medallists, in that they have all won their race for life!'
So there you have it! An insight to the Transplant Games, please pass this link on to help inform people and let's spread awareness of Organ Donation and how important it is that we too get more media to promote the goodness that there is life after life - gives hope to so many waiting for a life saving transplant.
Happy smiles to each of you. Thanks for your time reading my journal. xx