UNOS

United Network
for Organ Sharing

OPTN

Organ Procurement and
Transplantation Network

TRANSPLANT LIVING

Information and Resources
for Transplant Patients

LIFECENTER NW

Living Donor Registry


 

As with any chronic illness, dealing with constant lung issues can cause a person to "slow" their lifestyle, not joining in recreation that in the past may have been quite enjoyable. One of the goals of this group is to support any and all members in whatever recreational, educational, or daily living activities they have chosen to participate in.

Our applause goes to those seen and unseen participating in these and other events.

2010 SEATTLE ROCK 'N' ROLL MARATHON

This year's run was held on Saturday, June 26. Over 27,000 entrants gathered for the 2nd annual Rock 'N' Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon. Carla Trulson-Essenberg, a double lung transplant recipient on Oct 31,2004, participated in her 2nd 1/2 Marathon. She didnt quite beat last year's time, but for Carla, and other transplant recipients, time isn't the important part of a race - participation and finishing is! You can find Carla's statistics and photos here.

The Seattle Times ran an article on the Rock 'n' Roll "race", if you missed it then, you can catch it here now.

2009 SEATTLE ROCK 'N' ROLL MARATHON

Saturday, June 27th, people from all 50 states and 14 different countries gathered for the inaugural Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and 1/2 Marathon. Included in that field of competitors was our own Carla Trulson-Essenberg. As a lung transplant recipient, she competed in the 1/2 marathon with her teammates from UW's own Team Transplant. Congratulations Carla for finishing in under 4 hours!

You can read about Carla's journey through transplant and preparation for the marathon HERE

For more information about the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, CLICK HERE

2008 SEATTLE MARATHON

On Sunday, Nov 30, approximately 10,000 walkers and runners attended the 32nd Seattle Marathon and associated events. Included in that number was "Team Transplant" from UWMC Surgical Specialties Depts. Support group member Jan Landis and caregivers Cathy Casanova and Kay Morgan also aided by helping to man a water station.

Click here to see photos

2008 TRANSPLANT HOLIDAY PARTY

The 10th annual Transplant Holiday Party was held on Saturday, Dec. 13. Usually co-ordinated by heart transplant groups, they again invited Lung transplant people to join them.

About 15 members and their family/caregivers attended. The food was delicious, door prizes abundant and a great time was had by all. Click here to see photos