Amanda has been a long time transplant advocate but wanted to do something special in 2016, the 10-year anniversary of her receiving the gift of life in the form of a liver transplant. With the support of friends and family, the BC/Yukon Branch of the Kidney Foundation of Canada and BC Transplant, I embarked upon an ambitious tour of British Columbia.
Our tour, because I could not have done it alone, brought me to Rodeo's in Falkland and Williams Lake, car shows like my favourite the Classic & Custom Car Show held at the Tradex in Abbotsford and even the ECCW Pro Wrestling, where Live Then Give was the benefactor of a fundraiser. We also did the 'normal' things like make presentations to City Councils, who later voted in favour of a resolution supporting organ registration at the annual Union of BC Municipalities meeting ironically by about the same percentage as that of British Columbians that support organ donor registration (95%). We also saw the number of registered British Columbians exceed 1 million people!
Through allot of hard work and your help, I am satisfied with my part in moving our Province towards the goal of 50% registered organ donors - a mark that has been indicated to mean the end of waitlists!
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