EP17: Donor Day - 14th of February
The 14th February is Donor Day, a day that celebrates people who have helped save people’s lives by donating blood, marrow, tissue, and organs. It’s a day that drives home exactly how amazing and giving the human spirit is because it pays tribute to so many people who have donated of themselves, often to help save the life of someone they’ve never met. Our Super Hero is Alice Vogt. Alice is the Co Founder of Tell – Transplant Education for Living Legacies. Alice was born with Cystic Fibrosis, and had a double lung transplant in 2008 at the age of 23, and then again in 2017 at the age of 33. She is the first person in SA to survive two bi-lateral lung transplants, and has participated in three World Transplant Games. Alice shares with us that her lung transplants didn’t give her a second chance, but rather a first chance – to breathe and lead a life of meaning.