ESPN Continues to Raise Tissue Donation Awareness – Shares Moving Donor and Recipient Story  |  November 20, 2014

For a college athlete, being featured in ESPN would likely be a dream come true. For two athletes, tragic and unforeseen circumstances led to their stories being highlighted in ESPN.

Michael Collins was a kind, charming 22-year-old whose love of baseball spanned nearly his entire life. On March 29, 2014, a drunk driver struck the vehicle Michael was riding in, causing catastrophic injuries. In the midst of their unimaginable grief, Michael’s family honored his wish of being a donor.

Travis Schertz, a Minnesota State football player, thought his athletic career was over after suffering a knee injury. He nearly gave up hope on any type of recovery before he met Dr. Brian Cole. After finding a suitable match, Travis received a meniscus and cartilage transplant.

Today’s ESPN article illustrates how tissue donation can provide hope and healing despite heartbreaking circumstances.

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