Snowboarder Chris Klug will compete in the parallel giant slalom today at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Klug is a World Cup snowboarder who had a liver transplant ten years ago. Klug won a bronze medal in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, becoming the only organ transplant recipient to compete in an Olympic Games.
Klug is the author of “To the Edge and Back: My Story from Organ Transplant Survivor to Olympic Snowboarder.”
I had a chance to meet Klug at the Johns Hopkins Annual Transplant Conference last summer. He delivered the keynote speech. He’s definitely a great example of someone who hasn’t lost a step after a transplant. Klug is 37.
The Chris Klug Foundation for organ donor awareness is at http://www.chrisklugfoundation.org/.
See a video of Klug training at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McuXm3peDV8.
My website is www.mikeneedsakidney.com.