Transplant Community Member
Lyman, South Carolina
Transplant Games Attended: 2006, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2018
Over the past fourteen years Shirley McAdams’ work at Sharing Hope SC, and her time as manager of Team South Carolina has displayed her immense passion for donation and transplantation and love for the Transplant Games of America. Fellow team members describe Shirley as a beloved leader, motivator and positive thinker who has made their team the family that it is. Her reverence of the Transplant Games inspires them all.
At the Salt Lake City Transplant Games in 2018, Shirley was named Team Manager of the Year - an honor bestowed upon her by the Transplant Games committee for her strong leadership, hard work and unbridled passion for inspiring others to be a part of the TGA community.
Q&A with Shirley
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ELEMENT OF THE TRANSPLANT GAMES?
The love, respect, and camaraderie among the Transplant Games family.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE NON-COMPETITION EVENT AT THE TRANSPLANT GAMES?
The Donor Tribute because without donors, there are no transplants or Transplants Games.
HOW HAS BEING A PART OF THE TRANSPLANT GAMES IMPACTED YOUR LIFE?
I have been involved in sports- first as a multi-sport player and then as a high school basketball and volleyball coach for over 20 years. To see my two passions; sports and transplantation, married into one event has been remarkable. My involvement with our national transplant family has both blessed and enriched my life.
The Transplant Games of America is a six-day festival style event that brings together the entire transplant community to celebrate the gift of life and to honor those who have given the gift of life.
Please consider donating to this special 30th Birthday Celebration so that we can continue to save lives through the promotion of organ, eye and tissue donation.
The Transplant Games of America is an initiative of the Transplant Life Foundation, the nation's leading advocacy non-profit for those in the donation and transplantation community. To learn more about the Foundation, the Games and the work we do, visit our websites!