TRI FOR LIFE…THREE BROTHERS RACE IN MEMORY OF THE FOURTH…RAISING AWARENESS FOR ORGAN DONATION THROUGH TRIATHLONS.
Brandon, Trevor and Lon Coleman took up the sport of triathlon in memory of their youngest brother, Chase, who lost his life at 20. Every triathlon they do is a testimony to Chase’s physical drive and infectious spirit. He was an avid cyclist, one of the three core disciplines of the triathlon. Chase didn’t simply live his life seeking to push himself further and further along the spectrum of athletic achievement. He wanted to give new life to others, specifically, by donating his organs.
Chase’s moment came sooner than anyone could have imagined. As a result, seven people received a life-saving organ, including his gift of a heart to then 55 year old Terry Gould. Today, the brothers dedicate their lives to running triathlons in Chase’s memory and raising awareness for organ donations.
With that, the Coleman brothers have challenged themselves to participate in 50 Triathlons in 50 States. They plan to promote organ donation in every state in the U.S. while running races. Their hope is to sign up organ donors in all 50 states. They admit it may take a while … but they are excited about their goals. Pease let them know by contacting them through their website if you have a race to offer and you might just see them there.
Daryn Kagan does a great job telling the Coleman brothers story in the video below from DarynKagan.com and how Chase’s decision to donate his organ gave renewed life to Terry Gould and his family.
And, remember…Feed Your Good Dog, so your good dog always wins!