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SHEBOYGAN (NBC 26) — On his 1,600 mile bike trip journey to unfold kidney donation consciousness, “The Organ Path” founder and rider Mark Scotch is making a cease in Sheboygan.
His trek started in Massachusetts and is ending in Plover, Wisconsin. It is Scotch’s second trip for kidney donation this yr.
In 2020, Scotch randomly met the person who impressed the trip, Hugh Smith, in a bar. They obtained to speaking about their lives, and Scotch discovered Smith was in want of a brand new kidney, after years of bumps and bruises from his days as a jockey. After listening to in regards to the woes of the match waitlist and the American’s who are suffering the identical damage every single day, Scotch knew he wanted to assist. Whereas he wasn’t in a position to give Smith his kidney, Scotch was in a position to match with an individual in New York in September 2020. Each males are wholesome and have resumed regular lives.
Since then, Scotch has used “The Organ Path” trip as a approach to present individuals you’ll be able to nonetheless stay a standard life.
“The Organ Path is all about producing consciousness of the necessity for kidney donors, particularly residing kidney donors,” mentioned Scotch. “However it’s additionally about exhibiting people who even with one kidney, you’ll be able to nonetheless lead a life filled with actions, even when these actions are sustained and vigorous.”
Scotch invitations individuals to comply with his Facebook page to maintain up with him throughout his rides, and to study extra about kidney illness and the necessity for donors.
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