Monday, 21 March 2011

Clipper Round the World Race

A while back you may remember us blogging about the Clipper around the world race asking for transplant recipients to come forward as volunteers to take part. One person who did this was our loyal supporter and kidney recipient Holly Cocker.

Holly has volunteered to be part of a team of 10 people - all who have been affected by organ donation - and all of whom are doing a relay around the world to complete the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Holly will be taking part in leg 7 which will take place next year to raise awareness of what an amazing gift organ donation is.

Holly will be sailing 5129 miles from California - Panama - New York. Up until last week Holly had never sailed before and she is currently taking part in a very physically and mentally demanding program to get her up to shape in the world of sailing.

She says about the challange:
"This is something I could never have dreamed of doing before my transplant - I feel incredibly lucky to be part of it and am willing to give it my all to hopefully encourage others to sign up to the Organ Donor Register and to spread the word about organ donation. As we reach different destinations we will be publishing organ donation through the press and showing what we can do."

To follow Holly's journey and find out how you can support/sponsor her please visit her blog. All of us here at Live Life Then Give Life wish you the best of luck in your adventure Holly!

Photos Holly Cocker ©

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