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How Receiving a Transplant Inspired a Career

Life is only as normal as we perceive it to be. Prior to any of my health challenges, my life almost felt too normal. I first noticed something was amiss when I was 15 years old, after finishing last place in a cross-country race. It wasn’t the last-place finish that

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Tackling Marathons After Transplant

Fred Girscht is a kidney/pancreas transplant recipient who ran the TCS New York City Marathon with the Chris Klug Foundation in 2013. I developed Type 1 diabetes in 1980—that’s really where my story begins. I had just turned 24. Of course, me being young and stupid, I hadn’t taken care of

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