Nick Stonehouse of UltraVision won 4 medals at the British Transplant Games

October 07, 2019 Posted by UltraVision

 

Nick Stonehouse of UltraVision brought home a gold and three silver medals from the British Transplant Games in July, for discus and swimming events respectively. He then went on to win a further three bronze medals for discus and swimming events at the World Transplant Games in August.

The Transplant Games sees people of all ages and abilities come together to take part in a wide range of sporting events. All participants have one thing in common, they have all had life-changing transplants.

Nick entered into ‘transplant sports’ after undergoing a liver transplant in May 2016 due to acute liver failure. Promoted as a way of leading an active and healthy life post-transplant, Nick originally trained in discus which his young daughter participated in before sadly passing away in 2013. He soon expanded to training and participating in shot put, javelin and several swimming events, Nick said: ‘I now compete not just for my own health and fitness, but in memory of my daughter and of my donor.’

Competing in the 50-59 age group as a member of the Royal Free London Team, Nick aims to retain his gold in the discus event and qualify to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the 2021 World Transplant Games, held in Houston, Texas.

Nick said: ‘I intend to continue competing in the Transplant Games (British and World) as long as I keep qualifying and remain able to.’

For more information about organ donation head to organdonation.nhs.uk or for more information about the Transplant games head to transplantsport.org.uk or britishtransplantgames.co.uk.

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