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Jami Pond

Team: New Mexico

Age: 38

Hometown: Albuquerque

Transplant: Kidney, 1993

Events: Bowling, Track and Field

My Story: In 1970, I was diagnosed with diabetes. In 1993, I needed a kidney transplant. Both my mom and brother were willing to be donors. My mom was a better match so she gave me life for a second time on August 11, 1993. Since the transplant I have finished my master's degree in child development and adopted a baby.

My Message to the World: Please donate your organs! I was lucky that I had family members that were willing and able to donate. Many people die waiting or get so sick that the transplant success is diminished.

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Last modified: 11 May 2000