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Lower Makefield heart recipient to compete in Transplant Games

Bill Soloway received a life-saving heart transplant in 2015. Now, he is competing at the Transplant Gamed of America in honor of his donor.

Gabby Houck

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Carolyn Cottrell, donor wife and Bill Soloway, heart transplant recipient.

The Transplant Games of America are back this year in Salt Lake City where Bill Soloway and his companion Carolyn Cottrell from Morrisville will join hundreds of other transplant recipients and living donors to showcase what it looks like to be given a second chance at life.

Twenty years ago, Bill Soloway collapsed in the middle of an airport after returning from vacation with his family. Seven years ago, the Lower Makefield resident suffered from congestive heart failure. And three years ago, he received his first heart transplant.

Just a year later, and after an amazing recovery, Soloway went from heart patient to athlete in the 2016 Transplant Games of America in Cleveland.

The Transplant Games of America are back this year in Salt Lake City, where Soloway and his companion Carolyn Cottrell from Morrisville will join hundreds of other transplant recipients and living donors to showcase what it looks like to be given a second chance at life. The games start Friday.

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