Ronald Grainger – Dublin

 

Ronald Grainger - Dublin

Ronald Grainger – Dublin

Retired urologist, Ronald Grainger is from Castleknock, Dublin. He received a kidney transplant in 2003 and this summer will be his 4th time to compete competing in the 60-69 years age category in the following events:

  • Golf Singles
  • Track & Field – 100m
  • Track & Field – 200m
  • Track & Field – Long Jump
  • Track & Field – 4x100m Relay

‘I am 68 years old and married to Joyce for 43 years.  We have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.  Although retired, I manage to keep busy and I try to encourage all TRansplant recipients to keep active in my role as Fit for Life ambassador on behalf of The World Transplant Games Federation.  Without the generosity of my deceased donor and their family, my participation in these games would be an impossibility and I participate in honour of them and to show that ‘The Gift of Life’ is worth giving.’

‘I have an interest in music and play the guitar.’

‘It is such a joy to be with a group of people who share the common experience of sickness and health and to be a support to each other irrespective of results.’

 

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