LifeGift Second Chance Run – Saturday, May 16th
As an organ recipient, Commissioner Fickes has great appreciation for those who are organ donors, he considers their families as heroes. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 121,725 people are currently waiting for an organ, 18 people will die each day waiting for an organ and one organ donor can save up to 8 lives. Commissioner Fickes was able to have a new lease on life after he received the vital organ needed for his survival from the difficult decision of one’s family. The LifeGift 2nd Chance 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk helps bring awareness and raise money for LifeGift, a not-for-profit procurement organization that recovers organs and tissue for individuals needing transplants in 109 Texas counties.