Meet Team NorCal: The Final Round

Last Saturday, THE POWER OF TWO film crew gathered for our final production meeting before setting off to the 2010 National Kidney Foundation U.S. Transplant Games! As we depart for Madison in just a few days, there’s no better time to meet Team NorCal with our third flush of exclusive athlete profiles (see the full Team NorCal series here). For those of you attending the Games, we also invite you to stop by our PowerStudio to record your own transplant miracle in a 2 minute Video-Gram! RSVP to our Video-Grams Facebook event and please share the invitation with friends and family. As Ana & Isa explained during Saturday’s production meeting, “you will be forever changed after the Transplant Games.” We look forward to meeting you there!

And now, Team NorCal:

Ana Stenzel

Ana Stenzel

Competitions: Swimming, Track & Field

Transplant: Double Lung (2000 & 2007)

Quote: “To me the Games are about challenging your body to be in the best shape possible. It is about making the most of the gift we’ve been given by striving to be athletic and use those lungs. I cherish the camaraderie, the celebration of health and the poignant meaning of honoring donors and their families at the Games. I am privileged to attend my fifth Games.”

David Anderson

David Anderson

Competitions: Table Tennis

Transplant: Heart (2007)

Quote: “Life’s not fair, but it goes on. Live your life to the fullest and never give up.”

Kay Saunders

Kay Saunders

Competitions: Track, Basketball, Cycling

Transplant: Kidney (2003)

Quote: “Enjoy life, Love life and laugh with life.”

Sharon Sumner

Sharon Sumner

Competitions: Bowling

Transplant: Heart (2005)

Quote: “Since my transplant on 8/12/2005 my life has been a new world. I am so thankful to my donor and her family for giving me life…. Attending the 2010 US Transplant games is a gift to myself for reaching my first milestone of five years. I wake up in the morning and thank God for blessing my life. I also am aware that I am the lucky one who got my heart.”

Sean ORourke

Sean O’Rourke

Competitions: Swimming, Track & Field, Cycling

Transplant: Kidney (2009)

Quote: “It is not how far or fast you go, it’s just about getting out there.”

Harry Mills

Harry Mills

Competitions: Swimming

Transplant: Kidney, Pancreas (October 2006)

Quote: “My big excitement is the shape I’ve ben able to get in since my transplant. I hope to show my donor family, if they are watching, that when people have a transplant it’s their second chance at life – that their loved ones’ passing isn’t in vain.”

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