World Team in San Francisco

World Team in San Francisco

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

2010 NKF US TX Games, Madison,WI. Badgerville, USA.

Sunday August 1, 2010 a day at the Badger Pool for Zonie Swimmers. A hot humid all day adventure for US Defending Champion Team.

Mary Armstrong, Lance Parsons, Bill Wohl, Dianne Miller and Roxanne Papacheck.
(missing from the AZ Swim Team Multiple Medal winners, Ben Sorinson and Steve Duemler.

                        Team AZ Pool on the Deck supporters and family members.

Ben Sorinson, Bill Wohl ( 2008 members of AZ Record setting medley relay) with Steve Duemler and Lance Parsons on our 2010 relay team.
 Silver Team Arizona behind Team Michigan but retains our 2008 Medley US Record..

Jaynee has fun with three Gold two Silver as Bill completes a full day of Competition.
Bill with one lance's race bikes at the Trek Bike Factory in Waterloo, WI. tour.

Bill, Jaynee, Libby & Guy.
Our north american friends, international couples.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Two Weeks tomorrow is Madison. Sunday August 1, 2010

The 2008 Games were so special for Team Arizona as we all did so well in the Pool those two days.
For me personally to spend the week with the Parents of my donor Paula and Stan Brady.

Carnegie Mellon University July 2008 NKF US TX Games.

             Tune in for "Return of The Zonies."
             University of Wisconsin Pool on
                 Sunday August 1, 2010
            for the NKF US TX Games 2010.

Personalities: Giving Thanks with Golds

Personalities: Giving Thanks with Golds

Friday, May 21, 2010

About Two Months to 2010 US Nationals in Madison.

                  Team Arizona 2008 NKF
        US TX Games National Champions

    TX Team Arizona represents our state and people as defending 2008 NKF US TX Games Champions. Our team is an ongoing media, support and most positive element for help in the transplant community. Our team and supporters, donor family members, practitioners get to see a bigger slice of our transplant world. The idea for our license plates came from Team AZ member upon returning from the 2002 Games having seen other state Donate Life plates.
                            How do you say
                                Thank you
                               for the Gift of Life?
    Team AZ Heart TX Bill Wohl gives his first    two Gold Medals to his donors parents
                   Stan and Paula Brady.

Thousands of Athletes to Descend on Madison for the 2010 National Kidney Foundation’s U.S. Transplant Games

New York, NY (November 4, 2009) – They haven't hit the court or track yet and already this group of athletes has performed death–defying feats. They all carry an inner trophy – a new organ that qualifies them for the dream team in the game of life. Their ultimate trial will kick off at the 2010 National Kidney Foundation’s U.S. Transplant Games in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Games, to be held July 30–August 4, 2010, are an Olympic–style event for athletes who have received life–saving organ transplants of every type – kidney, liver, heart, lung, pancreas and bone marrow. Transplant athletes will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in 12 different sports, including track and field, swimming, tennis, basketball, cycling and golf. Presented biennially by the National Kidney Foundation since 1990, the U.S. Transplant Games draw participants from all over the country who are organized into 50 state teams.

Both the Alliant Energy Center and the University of Wisconsin Recreational Sports Facilities, will serve as the sports venues. Event hosts include the Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau and the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin.

             Mary Armstrong goes big too!

“More than 107,000 Americans are currently on the waiting list for life–saving organ transplants and 18 people die each day while waiting. The Transplant Games visually showcase the success of transplantation, demonstrating the life–saving power of organ donation,” says John Davis, CEO of the National Kidney Foundation. “We hope our spirited competition will slam home the message that every American should consider becoming an organ donor.”
Games sponsors include the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau, Dane County Sports Fund, City of Madison Event Assistance Fund, Wisconsin Department of Tourism, UW Health Children's Hospital and Health System and Froedtert Hospital Foundation.

                              Ben Sorinsen
              dominates his age group big time.

Attendance at the 2010 U.S. Transplant Games are expected to reach 7,000 people, including transplant athletes, their families and friends and families of organ donors. Athlete participants range in age from two to 85. In addition to athletic competition, the Games will feature special ceremonies honoring living organ donors and families of deceased organ donors. The Games will also offer four days of special workshops for donor families and an educational program for professionals involved in transplantation. A special Celebrate Life Night will be held at Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center on Friday, July 30 and a Community 5 K Run to promote organ donation, will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2010.

Mike  "Chef" Scozzaro another Zonie kidney TX that showed big in the Pool

Team AZ Cheering Section as the Team is a Dominant Force in the Pool.
Little Bradley Epstein cheers on his Dad Heart TX Team AZ Zach Epstein.
Team AZ

Silver Medals in the Mixed Freestyle Relay

                               Medley Relay Team AZ First,
New American Games Record by 20 seconds.

Larry Hagman (JR Ewing.) Liver Recipient
presents gold to Gordon Taylor Team AZ Heart TX Swimmer.
Team AZ Freestyle Relay First Place
Dianne Miller Team AZ Liver TX Gives her Gold Medal

to the mother of her Lifesaving Liver Donor.

Larry Hagman Liver Recipient ( Known as JR Ewing on TV) gives Gordon Taylor Team AZ Heart TX another Gold.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cycling Season begins with El Tour De Phoenix.

Preparing before the ETP Start.

Ussery pass is a bear about 3 miles uphill with no breaks about half way through.

April 10, 2010 brought a hot windy Saturday for El Tour De Phoenix.
Finishing 55 th overall was a most interesting experience but so good just to ride again.

Sunday April 25, 2010 in Marana, AZ. for the Tour of Tucson's Mountains. Another hot windy day with a finish of 38 th overall.
Just glad to ride again.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Palm Sunday March 28, 2010 Video Shoot for new show on the Discovery Channel

Palm Sunday March 28, 2010 the video TV crew from Toronto, Ontario Cineflix had flown into Phoenix that Saturday.
Sunday all day was preparing the shots and scenes for one third of their first show in a new series "Amazing Stories."
Bill's story to head up show number one.

Almost ready to begin.
HD Camera ready? Check!
Next sound check!
Ok Bill You are on.

Bill's ready for interview scene outside on the grass.

Sound Check good Lets go!

Setting up for first Interview scene outside Bill on Scottsdale Ranch.

Prepping for Kitchen Salad making scene.
No not Julia Child's or Jamie Oliver.
Just Bill at work in the Kitchen.

Bill whips up a killer shrimp salad.

Anton shoots Bill's 2005 Life Magazine Cover Poster and other b roll footage for show use.

After several scenes shot in the AM time for a Lunch Break at one of Bill's Favorite Local Cafes.
Ling & Louies for Lunch.

Anton Camera Man and Bill as they drove the 15 miles up to the prettiest part of Pinnacle Peak for the final scenes of the day.

Happy Valley Road Pinnacle Peak Scottsdale
Where we shot that PM from 2 to 5 PM.

Jai Finis: Camera Man Anton, Producer Scott.

Gorgeous Sunset Pinnacle Peak.
After 8 AM to 5 PM Video Shoot
Time to go home for Bill.
TV Crew off to Tucson for next two parts of Show Number one "Amazing Stories" with Doctors at University of Arizona in Tucson for the next day Monday.

Monday, April 12, 2010

April 6, 2010 Recognition at Arizona State Capital

Second Annual Donate Life Day at the State Capitol.

Honored Heart Recipient Bill Wohl of Scottsdale, AZ.

Donor Network Booth Promoting Donor Awareness.

Donor & Recipient Garden 2010 at the Arizona State Capitol Ceremony.

A Proud Mother and Sister remember their Donor Son/Brother a huge Hero for his multiple Gifts of Life recently.

Lunch at the Arizona State Capitol.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

TV Commercial shot Spring 2005 for University of Arizona!v=zJvfVmUzEHc!v=zJvfVmUzEHc
Jacob Jensen tells us that U of A researchers are working on ways to someday reverse juvenile diabetes. Hearth Transplant recipient Bill Wohl tells us that he is living proof how research leads to results. U of A surgeons have developed the only FDA approved total artificial heart. Sonya Gutierrez, a breast cancer survivor, applauds the work of UofA oncologists to create innovative cancer therapies.
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Sunday, February 21, 2010

February 22, 2010 "Ten Years After."

I just shake my head as I recount my journey from a massive heart attack Easter Sunday, March 1999.
The years events of 1999 through 2000 are a blur and distant memory of "from whence I came." The congestive heart failure brought about by my heart attack damage. Precipitated by my jaw infection, then Pneumonia. Then in September of 1999 as my organs failed the implantation of my Total Artificial Heart as I literally expired. My month in a coma, followed by Impaema and two life saving Thoracotomies. Learning to talk, walk, eat, think and all motor skills to be relearned. My two videos shot while bionic on the SynCardia TAH-T looking like a pale scare crow. Somehow fighting to live and finally get healthy enough just to be listed for a new heart.

The early morning of February 22, 2000 as my night nurse woke me up to let me know "we might have a new heart for you today." Later that morning into the OR for my life saving heart transplant.

A second chance thanks to
Brady Michael's "Gift of Life."
My new Heart.
A chance to begin again.
A song verse from the Grateful Dead, " What a long strange trip it's been."

2010 is my rebirth and return to living and building my dreams again.
No, not the Alvin Lee epic song
(I'm going home.") blues, rock band legend of days old and long ago
(album #2 titled Undead.)

Live album by Ten Years After

For me:
"Ten Year's After-

'Ten Years After'................ My Transplant Anniversary February 22, 2010.

My Gift of Life."

Stan & Paula Brady Gold #1 in Pittsburgh.

Bill & Stan Brady Team Cup and Gold # 2

2008 NKF US TX Games PIT.
Three Gold one Silver for Bill.
Three new American Records.

Bangkok, Thailand XVI WTG August 2007.
Bill Wohl Team USA Cycling Captain Second place Time Trial Fourth Road Race.

Tempe International Triathlon, Team USA
First place overall Men's Open Relay.

November 2008
Bill & Jaynee before the start El Tour.

2010 is off to a great start as I train hard, work hard to rebuild my little universe.
So many more bends and a never boring road as I get to live and dream my life to the fullest.
"I'm Living Large, Dude."

Thank You Brady!

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