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Stories of Triumph, World Transplant Games 2019 episode 02 – people involved

Stories of Triumph, World Transplant Games 2019 episode 02 – people involved

After a day of flying from Tucson, Arizona to Newcastle, United Kingdom, I arrived in NewcastleGateshead to begin my preparations for the World Transplant Games organized by the World Transplant Games Federation (WTGF). I serve as a board member for the WTGF.

Tucson, Arizona USA to Newcastle, United Kingdom


My three flights were blissfully uneventful and I had two airplane seat mates who helped keep the conversation live. On my flight from Atlanta to Amsterdam, I sat next to an ex-military guy on his way to the Middle East to check on something with a private company. Why is it that ex-military guys seem to have to have extremely vague and vaguely fascinating lives? On my short flight from Amsterdam to Newcastle, I sat next to an American guy who just graduated from a university in Virginia who was on his way to study medicine in the United Kingdom.

Upon my arrival I was met by Lynne Holt who is a transplant coordinator who is the person who coordinates organs from the deceased to those who are waiting for organs. Lynne is a worldwide leader in transplant sports as a former board member for the WTGF and Team Great Britain Team Manager.

Dr. Zachary Brooks arrives in NewcastleGateshead to meet Lynn Holt of Team Great Britain


My number one goal during my first day in Newcastle was to build my bike that I had deconstructed and put into my bike box. See the process below unfold.

After getting my bike, I rode around the Gosforth a suburb of Newcastle (see below).

A local church
A local church near Newcastle

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