By 6abc Digital Staff
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — When Dylan Contreras walked out on the field to throw out the first pitch at Citizens Bank Park in August, it was a reminder of how grateful he was to be alive.
Contreras received a kidney transplant at the age of 18, providing him with a life-changing health that he is not wasting.
The young man is chasing his dreams as a photographer, studying for a college degree and working a full-time job after finding inspiration from a new friend he met at the hospital.
Gift of Life has coordinated more than 58,000 organ transplants since its inception in 1974.
Contreras walking out to the mound at a sold-out Phillies game is a reminder of how impactful saying yes to a donation can be.