Podcast: Olympic Champ Crissy Perham Swims To Raise Living Donor-Ship Awareness

Three-time Olympic medalist Crissy Perham will swim to raise living donor-ship awareness at the Swim For The Alligator Lighthouse this weekend in the Florida Keys.

Crissy, a 1992 Olympic gold medalist, captured headlines when she answered the call to be a living donor for fellow Olympian Missy Franklin’s father. Missy’s father, Dick Franklin, was in desperate need of a kidney donor when Crissy answered the “Hail Mary” request.

Crissy’s a hero, which is no surprise to her teammates and family, and her mission to bring attention to this need is ongoing.  More than 100,000 are on the transplant waitlist for donors and 13 people die each day waiting for this lifesaving gift according to the American Transplant Foundation.

If you are interested in being a living donor, Crissy recommends these links:

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Dave Rollins
14 days ago

First class, all the way. Crissy is one the best

14 days ago

What a wonderful story! Crissy is an amazing person!

14 days ago

Love this! Crissy is going for some open water swimming!

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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