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Transplant Patient Going For Gold

Jon Fox

8:17am 9th August 2013

A Dorchester man is going for gold yet again as he heads to the British Transplant Games.

Last time Jon Fox competed he won gold with a partner in the badminton doubles.

He's only just come back from the World Transplant games a couple of weeks ago where he also got through to the quarter finals.

He'll be taking part in the badminton again and also trying tennis, squash, and the swimming at the games this weekend (16th-18th of August).

Jon had a liver transplant sixteen years ago and now works at Dorset County Hospital.

He spoke to Wessex FM before leaving for the games and told us he'll be thinking of everyone who's helped him since his transplant, "I'll be doing some shout-outs to DCH. I'll be out there to prove to myself that I'm still fit, show just how much my donor and the donor family mean to me, I mean without them I wouldn't even be going to this games and, well, I wouldn't even be here, and also all the support that I've had- I just want to thank everybody as well."

We asked him how he rated his chances, "After last year's games in Medway, me and my partner in the doubles (badminton) got gold, so I'm quite positive. I'm hoping for, well, I'm hoping for a medal at least, but I'm not going to be too cocky or anything."

This year's British Transplant Games will be held in Sheffield.

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