By Ottawa Sportspage
Ottawa’s Marie-Eve Chainey won 3 medals – high jump and discus silver, and javelin bronze – at the Aug. 17-24 World Transplant Games in the U.K.
Chainey was a national-level high jumper when at age 18, during a trip to Spain, her kidneys simply stopped working and her body bloated with close to 50 pounds of water.
She had to live on dialysis for many years until she was able to receive a kidney from her aunt in 2017.
The Ottawa Lions athlete runs the annual springtime Alive To Strive Race out of Terry Fox Athletic Facility to raise funds for an organization she founded to provide fitness grants to individuals with kidney disease, and to promote an active lifestyle amongst kidney disease patients.