Episode 15.29 with Hosts Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole. Broadcasting on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio, Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:00 AM/c.
Segment One: THE MICHAEL COLLINS Story
Coach Jim Collins, Founder of MCStrong, the Michael Collins Foundation talks about his personal experience and the importance of organ and tissue donation and the planned foundation events for funding initiatives.
Michael was a middle infielder and pitcher at Normal West High School when they won back-to-back Big 12 conference championships in 2009 and 2010. He earned All-Conference recognition in both 2009 and 2010. He was selected to the Illinois Coaches Association All-Star games in 2010 and was a member of the Big 12 All-Academic team in 2010. Michael played two years of college baseball at Heartland Community College and made consecutive trips to the NJCAA World Series in Enid, OK in 2011 and 2012. The 2011 team was the first Heartland team to advance to the World Series.
Michael “MC” Collins was 22 years old. As a graduate of Illinois State University with a degree in Exercise Science, he was just two days away from coaching first base on opening day of his second season as an assistant coach with his Dad at University High School.
On March 28th Michael enjoyed a formal sorority dance at ISU and an evening out with several friends. They did the right thing, calling a designated driver for a ride home and using their seatbelts. Unfortunately across town, a 37 year old mom, already on probation for her 4th felony, made a much different decision. She got behind the wheel of her 2014 Camaro with a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit for driving, and with no regard for human life, hurtled the car down a high-traffic street at speeds exceeding 130 mile per hour leading to a horrific crash.
In life there are givers and there are takers. Michael was a giver. He signed up to be an organ donor not because his parents or anyone told him to, but because it was simply the right thing to do. He gave even in his death. His organ and tissue donation through the Gift of Hope have had a positive impact on hundreds of lives. His liver, pancreas and kidneys live on. He even restored sight to a blind woman in New York. He is our hero.
Visit http://www.mcstrong.org/ to read the full story.
Visit http://www.allosource.org/donor-families-recipients/for more information.
Visit http://www.giftofhope.org/ the Organ & Tissue Donor Network.
Segment Two: Take your workouts to the next level with Portable Electrical Muscle Stimulation
John Welbourn, Former NFL Tackle and Founder of Power Athlete and CrossFit Football, explains how the Compex Wireless USA Muscle Stimulator works and how he uses it in his training programs. WATCH THE VIDEO
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