MONAGHAN’S MICHELLE TAKES HOME GOLD FROM WORLD TRANSPLANT GAMES

8 July 2017 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan woman flew the flag for the county at the World Transplant Games and took home two gold medals. Smithboro native and kidney transplant recipient, Michelle Reinhardt McCabe won two gold medals in athletics in her debut at the event, which took place in Málaga, Spain last week.

The World Transplant Games is an international sporting event for transplant athletes. It demonstrates the physical success of transplant surgery and the ability of transplant recipients to lead healthy, normal lives. The event also aims to significantly enhance the understanding and acceptance of organ donation. Michelle, who works as a beauty therapist, competed in the long jump event and took first place with a distance of 3.83 and she also won gold in the…
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