Tinman's Hike for the Gift of Life!
$235 of $3,000 goal
This was me in September of 2012 after a near death experience that is when I was told I was going to die if I didn't get a new heart.
My name is Bill. I will soon be 63. My Story is a long one, but I'll try to keep this short. Three years ago I was given the Gift Of Life . I had spent the greater portion of 2012 & 2013 in the CICU at Loyola University Medical Center Hospital . My heart was failing and my organs were starting to shut down and I wasn't expecpting to walk out of the hoppital at that point. Luckiky 3am January 1st, 2014 I was awaken by the entire staff of the CICU wishing a Happy New Year and tell me they had found a heart for me.
Video & Soundtrack : This was done by the DailyHearald last year as I was preparing for the Appalachian Trail.
I have made it my mission to honor my donor by raising Oragan & Tissue awareness. I intend to be the first recorded heart transplant to hike the Appalachian Trail and in the process hope to register 2,190 new Organ & Tissue donors. My intended start date is 4/14/2017 leaving form Springer Mtn, Ga heading North to Baxter State Park in Maine. I have put together the funds for my gear and the hike itself, but I need your help covering the costs of the six monthly trips on and off the trail for medical testing and check ups.
I have already registered 22 new donors thru the link on my website at-tinman.com. My entire story can be found there. Each donor I register can affect the lives of up to a dozen people of the over 200,000 individuals that are now on different waiting lists.
My sincere thanks for you time and hopefully your generousity.
Bill "Tinman" Spence
My many thanks. Bill "Tinman" Spence