April 2017

  • NFT Patient of the Month 2017-04-12 12:23

    There are amazing doctors all around the world making miracles happen every day with the gifts of organ donors.  (Taken from http://www.zmescience.com/other/great-pics/zbigniew-religa-picture/)

     

    National Geographic chose this as the best picture of 1987, and for good reason. Here, we see Dr. Zbigniew Religa keeping watch on the vital signs of a patient after a 23-hour heart surgery he conducted. In the lower right corner, you can see one of his colleagues who...

  • By Cindy Wolff, Social Media Volunteer

    Carson Manseau won the National Foundation for Transplants Lights for Life Neon 5K. His friends, Cy Leffingwell (left) and Brett Raley (right) finished second and third, respectively. 

    Carson Manseau, an 18-year-old senior at Collierville High School, was the winner of the National Foundation for Transplants Lights for Life Neon 5K. He finished the race in 20:48. Two of his best friends followed; Cy...

  • By Cindy Wolff, Social Media Volunteer

    There were 238 runners in this year's Lights for Life Neon 5K. Thirty-four registered a few hours before the race.

    There were 47 spirit runners, which are people who buy T-shirts and show their support. It was a beautiful night, with a 3.1-mile route through a tree-lined neighborhood with a mix of old and new homes. The neighbors in this quiet area of East Memphis welcomed our participants, who ran and walked...

  • The Race is on

    April 7, 2017

    By Cindy Wolff, Social Media Volunteer

    Any other day, she is Gina Castellaw. Today at the NFT Neon 5K, she's NiFTy

  • by Cindy Wolff, Social Media Volunteer

    The three barbecue cooks are (left to right) Dave Hertlein, Josh Gwatney and Dan Colturi.

    The best thing about the word “waft” is that it usually means something smells so good it floats along the air and tickles your nose.

    At the Lights for Life Neon 5K, the aroma is from 45 pounds of pork shoulder waiting for the runners when they finish.

    It’s about 30 minutes until the race...

  • Patrick Taylor with his family

    by Cindy Wolff, Social Media Volunteer

    Photo: Patrick Taylor with his family, (left to right) his daughter, Charlotte, his wife Robin and youngest daughter, Mary Michael.

    Last year, Patrick Taylor didn’t run in the National Foundation for Transplants 5K, a reason that was anything but typical.  Seven weeks prior to the race, Taylor received a heart transplant.

    He’ll be back at this year’s 5k stronger and better....