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A Second Shot at Life

Heart transplant recipient, Ron Boris, competed with Team Philadelphia at the Transplant Games of America and brought home three medals in honor of his organ donor.

August 13, 2018

POTTSVILLE, Pa. — There isn’t a dribble or shot that Ron Boris takes for granted.

We had a shoot around with the Schuylkill County man days after his return from the 2018 Donate Life Transplant Games in Utah.

“It means the world because I get a second chance at life because without my donor Eddie Bates I wouldn’t be able to participate anymore,” said Ron Boris heart transplant recipient.

Ron tells Newswatch 16 he had a massive heart attack back in 2003 and had to wait until 2009 to get a new heart.

Since receiving his transplant Ron has participated in the transplant games every year playing sports like darts and badminton and of course, basketball.

“Somebody said you are out far enough. And the games were in Madison Wisconsin and that started for me and I have been going back ever since every two years to the games,” Boris.

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