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Organ Oracles 05: Lloyd Tucker, Transplant Athlete (USA) 1-3

Organ Oracles 05: Lloyd Tucker, Transplant Athlete (USA)

Growing up Lloyd was a typical suburban kid from the Inland Empire near Los Angeles, California. He liked playing soccer and riding BMX bikes. In high school, he ran 400m (i.e. “The Soul Taker) before attending Clark Atlanta University. As an adult he exercised regularly while starting a family, then a brief walk through a hospital ward changed his life.

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The changed happened slowly. The progress he saw while lifting weights surprised him. He wasn’t taking steroids to bolster his performance but is exactly what his doctors suspected when he stubbornly decided to get checked out. Like NBA players Alonzo Mourning and Sean Elliott, Lloyd had developed focal segmental glomerulosclerosis which was causing his kidneys to fail.

While trying to sort out how to proceed, a chance encounter at a grocery store lead Lloyd to find a donor and hero. Since his transplant in 2011, Lloyd has competed in the United States Transplant Games and World Transplant Games most recently winning the 100m race during the 2018 Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Each Organ Oracles podcast consists of inspirational stories of people who have had life-saving organ transplants and their achievements after their life-altering moments.

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Season 1 Schedule (more episodes to be added)

DateStory
April 1, 2019OO-01StephenJarvis1-3
April 8, 2019OO-02TatianaNarvaez1-3
April 15, 2019OO-03ElmarSprink1-3
April 22, 2019OO--04HollyMiyagawa1-3
April 29, 2019OO-05LloydTucker1-3
May 6, 2019OO-06LiamBarnett1-3
May 13, 2019OO--07AlexandreHumeau1-3
May 20, 2019OO-08TamarynStevens1-3
May 27, 2019OO-09SteveDonaldson1-3
June 3, 2019OO--10NelsonFreytes1-3
June 10, 2019OO--11TimHartman1-3
June 17, 2019OO--12ErikaKaiser1-3
June 24, 2019OO--13DeanArnolds1-3
June 25, 2019OO--14AndersBillström1-3

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