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Photos: Annual Legacy Lap celebrates donors, donor families

Published on Monday, April 16, 2018

Transplant recipients and those who gave them the gift of life were honored Friday during the annual Legacy Lap on the UMMC campus. Families of donors remembered their heroes, and organ recipients gave thanks during a ceremony that included a colorful balloon launch and a walk through University Hospital to view photographs of donors.

 

Charlie and Martha Crane of Clinton enjoyed the festivities at Friday's Legacy Lap.  Charlie Crane received a donor heart 10 years ago in Texas, then had a kidney and liver transplant at UMMC shortly after moving to Mississippi about four years ago.
Charlie and Martha Crane of Clinton enjoy the festivities at Friday's Legacy Lap. Charlie Crane received a donor heart 10 years ago in Texas, then had a kidney and liver transplant at UMMC shortly after moving to Mississippi about four years ago.

 

Participants in the 2018 Legacy Lap held April 13 on the UMMC campus wore T-shirts driving home the need for more organ donors.
Participants in the 2018 Legacy Lap wear T-shirts driving home the need for more organ donors.

 

Burgers, dogs and chips awaited those taking part in the April 13 Legacy Lap on the UMMC campus.
Burgers, hot dogs and chips awaited those taking part in the Legacy Lap.

 

Charlie Crane, right, of Clinton, shares a laugh with fellow donor organ recipient Ander Serano, 5, of Canton, at Friday's Legacy lap as Ander's father, Fausto Serano, left, looks on.
Charlie Crane, right, of Clinton shares a laugh with fellow organ recipient Angel Serano, 5, of Canton at the Legacy lap.

 

Donor heart recipient Abram Jones of Jackson enjoys Friday's Legacy Lap.
Heart recipient Abram Jones of Jackson enjoys the Legacy Lap.

 

Transplant recipients, organ donor families, University Transplant staff and employees of the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency release balloons at the 2018 Legacy Lap.
Transplant recipients, organ donor families, University Transplant staff and Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency employees release balloons at the 2018 Legacy Lap.

 

Transplant recipients, organ donor families, University Transplant staff and employees of the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency release balloons at the 2018 Legacy Lap.
Transplant recipients, organ donor families, University Transplant staff and Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency employees release balloons at the 2018 Legacy Lap.

 

Christina Jordan of Tupelo holds up her granddaughter, Elinor Steward, so that she can see the photo of her father and Jordan's son, Gabriel Jordan. Christina Jordan donated Gabriel's organs following his death in September 2014.
Christina Jordan of Tupelo holds up her granddaughter, Elinor Steward, so she can see the photo of her father and Jordan's son, Gabriel Jordan. Christina Jordan donated Gabriel's organs following his death in September 2014.