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Deirdre Faul – European Transplant & Dialysis Sports Championships 2014

Deirdre Faul – European Transplant & Dialysis Sports Championships 2014

My name is Deirdre Faul, I am a member of Transplant Team Ireland. In 2003 I had a lifesaving, life changing liver transplant after suffering from acute liver failure. I have been a member of Transplant Team Ireland since 2005 & have been representing Ireland since my first games in Hungary in 2006.

This year, the 8th European Transplant & Dialysis Sports Championships are being held in Krakow, Poland from 16th – 23rd August. The Games are intended to encourage people like me, who may have had a transplant or be on dialysis to lead a healthy lifestyle & show the world the potential enrichment of life after a transplant.

 The publicity gained by our team, through participation in such a prestigious event, also helps to encourage and promote the life-giving act of organ donation. I also see it as a way to honor my donor, give something back & potentially help someone else obtain that much needed gift.

Transplant Team Ireland relies on team members fundraising to help cover the costs of competing in the Championships. I need to raise over €1,200 to compete at the Championships and will be depending on your kind donations to help get me there. Please donate anything you can, (via the button below), every little helps and is very much appreciated.  The funding goes towards my registration, team kit, games accommodation, training, insurance and flights.

I plan to organize fundraising events in the very near future to try & raise these funds. In May I hope to run the first ever Squashercise-athon & in June I will participate in the Flora Mini Marathon.

Thank you for supporting me.

Deirdre.

 

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