Donate Life with the Team Steve Foundation

In June 2016, Steve Nugent received the life-saving liver transplant he needed due to Primary Sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), an autoimmune disease. On the hardest day of their lives, another family was selfless and said “Yes.” Their loved one and family left a lasting impact and legacy on the Nugents and those around them. The Team Steve Foundation was created to increase organ donation awareness, honor organ donors and provide comfort, care and support to the families who gave the “Gift of Life.”

To honor his donor and their family as well as raise organ donation awareness, Steve is running the Marine Corp Marathon on October 22, 2017, sixteen months after he received his transplant.

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Caroline Merena and Steve Nugent after an 18 mile training run in September.


We are so excited about Steve’s successes training for the Marine Corps Marathon with ArCTIC’s Running Coach Caroline Merena!  Coach Caroline said, “I am grateful that I was able to be a part of this!  Steve is really amazing.  During our first run, we had to take walk breaks to cover 3 miles.  When we did our 18-miler, he wanted to pick up the pace at the end to kick it in.  He was so great at giving feedback and we came up with a program that worked very well with what he wanted and was capable of accomplishing.”

Learn more about Steve’s journey in the following video:  http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/dc/new-liver-recipient-to-run-marine-corps-marathon/484390664

Please consider registering to be an organ donor at: https://organdonor.gov/index.html and donating to the Team Steve Foundation at: www.theteamsteve.com.


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