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Thank you for writing!
The TransWeb 1999 World Transplant Games webcast team has enjoyed hearing from you, our global audience. Below are selected messages we've received.

NOTE ABOUT RESULTS: We at TransWeb ( took several thousand photos, wrote stories, and recorded audio to create a Games "magazine," but the MTSE, the Hungarian local organizing committee, is in charge of the results. Thus we have linked directly to the results on when possible. Where they are missing, we link directly to the English-language program where we expected results would appear. The MTSE has worked very hard to organize the Games in a very short time period, and would likely appreciate your patience in this matter.

Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1999 16:10:24 +0200
From: Riyadh Omardien

Hi Webcast Team & Tim Klassen
Thanks for a great and professional looking site. I would, however, like to echo the sentiments of Tim Klassen (Team Manager - Team Canada) : where are the results? At least a listing of the medal standings would be nice. I know the South African team are proud of our 18 medals from a team of 18 athletes. Tim - beat that if you can!! ;-) I think it would be nice to compare against other countries to see how we all did and to set our sites for the next games in Japan.
Thanks again, webbies,

Dr. Joe Omardien
(badminton, golf, 5km walk veterans)

NOTE: Results are to be posted at

Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 17:41:32 -0400
From: Sandra Holdsworth

Great job on the web-site and the coverage of the World Transplant Games. These were my first games and I had a great time. It is wonderful to be able to look back on the many memories which we will have for a lifetime! I'm looking forward to my second games in Kobe, Japan. See you there.

Sandra Holdsworth
Ontario, Canada

Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 17:51:45 EDT
From: LizHosford

Dear Doug, Eleanor and the rest of Transweb Team
Thanks very much for all your contributions. It was great having you all there and the site is fantastic. I`ve told just about everyone I know to log on, but just one thing....the UK team did a chant at the pool, but I can`t find it!! Any help please!! A BIG hello to Team USA, Argentina, Uruguay, Germany, France and literally anyone else who was there. Thanks again for all your hard work - see you in Kobe
Lots of love

Liz Hosford
Team GB & NI

Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 19:50:59 +0200
From: Beat Gottschalck

Hey well done! But don't forget the World Wintergames in 2001. They will be held in Switzerland at Nendaz from 14th to 19th January 2001. Information at
See you in Switzerland!

Beat Gottschalck, Technical Director.

Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 14:13:18 -0700

Just a note to thank you for all your great work at the games. Your site has captured all the sites and sounds of a great tournement of life and laughter. Attached is a memory of mine at the 12th World Transplant games in Budapest. Thanks for all the great photographs and memories.

Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 11:46:22 -0400
From: Tim Klassen

To all the gang at Transweb and to all the participants in Budapest It is now post-games and I am back in Toronto and back at the office. Just taking a little re-visit to the Games via the site and wanted to express my thanks and congratulations to everyone involved - the athletes, supporters, and the Transweb people. You all were winners and a real joy to deal with and be around. My only problem is that I cannot access any results via the webpage. Any ideas or suggestions?
Tim Klassen, Team Manager - Team Canada

NOTE: Results are to be posted at

Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 16:32:40 +0100
From: "Thierry MICHEL"

Je voudrais remercier toute l'organisation Hongroise pour la réussite de ces magnifiques Jeux Mondiaux à Budapest. Toujours beaucoup d'émotions partagées lors de ces rencontres sportives. J'attends impatiemment les prochains Jeux pour vivre à nouveau de grands moments. Bravo à Transweb pour leurs reportages et leurs magnifiques photos, mais dommage il n'y a pas les résultats). Un grand bonjour à tous les athlètes transplantés. Vive la vie
Thierry MICHEL (team FRANCE)

Date: Sun, 12 Sep 1999 13:29:23 +0200
From: Michael Hauberg

Hallo Transweb-team in Budapest, We reached last night at home, coming from the World Tansplant Games 99 in Budapest. My son, Jan Hauberg, was gold-medal-winner in table tennis. We have to go back to Germany, because Jan must go school on monday. Now we have seen your internet-presentation. Thanks for your doing. Have a good in Budapest.
Michael Hauberg, Germany

Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 13:11:16 -0400
From: michael coonfield

Just to let you know that we are thinking of you and are so sorry not to be with you! It looks like a great time is being had by all and we will be watching and rooting for Team USA.
Michael and Catherine Coonfield

Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 23:01:30 EDT
From: Jim Gleason

The photos are GREAT! Thanks for making it possible for us all to share the excitement of the games through your excellent coverage. Hope all continues to go well. It sure looks terrific from this end. Loved the "Chain Bridge" night shot... - Jim

Subject: __99WTG__ Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 19:13:42 +1000
From: "Ralph Newman"

To: To everyone competing at the games, Remember to enjoy yourselves. To all the Aussies; bring home the Gold!! Sorry we couldn't make be there with you this time but we are there in spirit. Congratulations to all the organisers and to Transweb for making this site available.

G'day Michael Loader, Go for Gold Michael. I am not sure what day you will swim on but we are there with you in spirit.

Ralph & Ruth Newman Wagga Wagga Australia "KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE"

Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 00:50:46 +0200
From: "Rosa Gómez Torralbo"

Mensaje para Vicente Granados (España) To: Enhorabuena por tu éxito! Muchos muchos, muchos .... besos..... Rosa

Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 21:05:31 +0100

Just like to wish all the athletes in Budapest 'Good Luck!' My Mum (Jean Roberts) is representing Great Britain in her first World Games and we are all delighted and very proud of her achievements. Unfortunately, the media here choose not to cover such a worthy event and so it is only through Transweb that we can experience some of the fun and excitement which is taking place in Hungary. So keep up the good work Transweb and Good Luck to the 'Auld Yin' in the swimming!

Gordon Lawrie - Dunblane, Scotland

Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 00:29:41 EDT
From: May Parker

Hello and congratulations athletes! I just received a single lung transplant on January 31, 1999, and hope that I too can compete in the Transplant Olympics being held in Orlando, Florida. I do know that if I can't compete by then, that I will definitely be there as a spectator to cheer you all on! After all, you are all winners! Best Wishes,

May Parker
South Carolina, USA

Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 11:47:32 -0400
From: "Jim & Sue Granger"

To: Hey transweb this is fabulous that you are there and can keep us back here stateside informed on what's happening there. I wish we could have come this year, but a move from Mn. to Ky. prevented it. We will be with you in Orlando & Chiba, Japan, God willing. Go Transweb!!!!

Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 09:46:01 -0400
From: "Pinker, Barbara"

This message goes out to Robin Myers . There are no results yet on the web and we are all waiting to here how your trip was and when you are going to compete. You know we are all thinking about you and wishing you well. "You Go Girl" And best of luck to all the athletes.
Pfizer Product Support

Date: Tue, 07 Sep 1999 12:32:25 +0000
From: "Erik Arnesen"

Glad to finally find your site - there isn't a link form the NKF page to you but the office let me know your URL - maybe you can get them to put a link up so others can find you. Keep up the great work. How about some pics of our U.S. team and individual athletes - I didn't see any coverage of them in the Opening Ceremonies collection. And a BIG Hi to TeamSoCal!!!! Cheers, Erik

Date: Mon, 06 Sep 1999 20:23:40 -0600

Good Evening: It is now 20:15 hours, September 6, 1999, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, and I just logged onto the website. What a great idea to transport information on the games to everyone (or at least everyone who has a computer and an internet connection). Good luck to all the participants and a special good luck to all those representing Canada. For all those Canadian football fans, Hamilton defeated Montreal, Saskatchewan defeated Winnipeg, and, Edmonton defeated Calgary (a free gift from Calgary who refused to kick a field goal to tie the game, but, instead chose to gamble at the one yard line on the last play of the game, and, guess what, they blew it).

Ambrose Churko
Diabetes - 45 years, kidney transplat recipient - 21 years.

Date: Mon, 6 Sep 1999 23:43:55 -0600
From: "Mark Heslop"

To: Hi Everyone! I can't believe you're all there without me! I hope your having a great time! Go get em USA!

Kally Heslop

Date: Mon, 06 Sep 1999 17:05:19 -0400
From: George and Christy Macdonald

Great job, TransWeb team! Covering the Games is a great way to continue to raise awareness of the need for donors. Your photographers seem to have the gift of capturing the spirit of both the Games and the generosity of the Hungarian people.


Date: Mon, 06 Sep 1999 19:06:10 +0200
From: Knutti Suzanne

Bonjour les Suisses, Bonjour le reste du monde, Je voudrais tout d'abord souhaiter à vous TOUS plein de succès aux athlètes ainsi qu'aux organisateurs de ces Jeux mondiaux. J'espère que vous rapporterez beaucoup de médailles dans le pays. Je penserai tous les jours à vous en vous tenant les pouces et regarderai tous les jours vos prouesses et vos résultats sur le net. Donnez-moi de vos nouvelles par e-mail si vous le pouvez. Donnez-moi également la date et l'heure de votre retour à Zurich. Peut-être que je viendrai vous réceptionner (si vous ne rentrez pas au compte-goutte!!). Envoyez-moi des messages car j'ai déjà des remords de ne pas être venu avec vous. Alors à bientôt par e-mail et le bonjour à toute l'équipe. Suzanne Knutti (

Date: Mon, 06 Sep 1999 13:52:28 +1000
From: Mick Kennedy

Hi everyone My name is Michael Kennedy from Australia. Wish all the participants well especially my Ausies Team Mates. Will see you all at the National games. Bye for now, good luke.

Michael Kennedy

Date: Mon, 06 Sep 1999 14:03:35 +1000
From: "Jayson Cook"

Hi to all aussies in Budapest for the Transplant Games... Best of luck in all your relevent sporting events, we saw the opening ceremony on the web, looks like the weather was kind and everyone had a ball. As we will be logging into the website each day, please give us a wave if you can
To the Jones family from Sydney ...... we saw Brett holding the Australian banner Good luck to all and our best wishes Regards

The Cook's......... Sydney AUSTRALIA

Date: Sun, 5 Sep 1999 22:50:53 EDT

Congratulations to everyone there at the World Games. Through Transweb's efforts we back home are able to follow you over there and I must say feel like we are missing out on a really fun filled event by not being there in person. The opening ceremonies' music and dancing (not to mention the home town hospitality) looks and sounds wonderful (through the sight and sounds of the Transweb website). Have a really great Games. The service you are doing in educating the world of the success of the organ transplant process can be measured in the lives saved through the increased donations that follow you. Keep up the good work, Ellie, Bob, and the whole web team - we are depending on you and I have to say, the first day's efforts are wonderful....

- Jim Gleason
Heart Recipient Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA

Date: Mon, 6 Sep 1999 01:45:58 -0000
From: "Steve Moore"

Hello to all in Budapest! I just finished listening to the "Parade of Athletes" and the "Opening Ceremonies Address" and I have to say it made my eyes misty. I felt like I was there and I was really wishing I was. These are the first games I have missed since Singapore, due to circumstances unrelated to health, and when my Canadian Team members were preparing to go it was heartbreaking. But to be able to read the updates and to listen to events is just fantastic. A job well done to all of you. I am looking forward to each days events and feeling like I am there with everyone. Keep up the good work and if you see a crazy Canuck please say hi for me and good luck!

Steve Moore

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