Tommy Marrett received a living donor kidney transplant from his sister in 2016. He resides in Ardee, Co. Louth.
Tommy will be competing in this year’s World Transplant Games in the 50-59 years category in the following events:
- Badminton Doubles (partnering with Noel Marsden)
- Badminton Singles
- Ten Pin Bowling Singles
- Petanque Singles
This will be Tommy’s first World Games, but he is no stranger to sports and fitness as he is a 4th Dan Black Belt in Karate. Tommy also works in Web Development and Photography. He was diagnosed in August 2016 with Goodpasture’s Syndrome Kidney Disease, where antibodies attack the kidneys, before receiving his transplant.
He says, “I intend to compete to the best of my ability and regardless how I do I will support my team members in all there events. I expect to see a real team spirit develop and friendships grow which will continue throughout the year & ongoing.
‘Regardless of what level you play at, just enjoy the experience. The team members will support you 100% and become more of a family than a team.”