Helping Transplant Children and the World Transplant Games
Gordon Rutty is passionate about helping others. As an altruistic kidney donor, he made the selfless act of donating a kidney to a stranger. Now he wants to help children with transplants celebrate their renewed life at the 2023 World Transplant Games in Perth.
Gordon is leading two fundraising efforts on the Gold Coast in 2022:
- The Walk To End The Wait where he will walk 42 kilometres a day for 14 days
- The Orange Ball on the Gold Coast on Friday, October 7.
Children with transplants have often experienced significant interruption to their schooling, sporting and social life. They have missed out on team sports and the benefits of physical activity and sport. Transplant Australia helps these kids adapt to life with a transplant and focus on their physical wellbeing. At the World Transplant Games, they can meet other children who have a shared, lived experience. Many of them get to take home a medal for ‘show and tell’.
Your support will provide subsidies for up to 50 transplant children and their families from around Australia to attend the Games. The money will help them with registration, accommodation, travel and uniform expenses to represent Australia.