Nashville woman wins gold in Transplant Games of America

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Nashville woman has brought home gold– 25 years after nearly dying.

Gay Eisen won the medals at The Transplant Games of America. It’s a sporting event for athletes who’ve undergone organ transplants or are living donors.

Eisen was in her early 30s when a rare blood disorder forced her to get a liver transplant.

She had just given birth to her son at the time, and the procedure allowed her to watch her him grow.

“He is now 26 years old and I was here to raise him and live a full life and I am grateful every day to my donor family and their gift of life,” Eisen said.

Eisen competes in the transplant games partly to honor the young boy whose liver she received.

She has won gold medals in table tennis and badminton and wants to compete in the World Transplant Games in 2017.

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