Awareness key for Dorchester’s Jon Fox
12th December 2018
John Fox says that it will be fantastic to raise awareness of organ donation after he was selected for the 2019 World Transplant Games that are set to take place in NewcastleGateshead next year.
Fox has previously won a silver medal, alongside badminton doubles partner Jamie Jessup, but is please to be able to promote organ donation in his home country.
Fox said: “it will be really good to play on home turf, with a few extra supporters there, and obviously to be able to promote organ donation in the UK at such a big event. it has proven to boost the awareness of organ donation in every country it has been held in.”
Earlier this year Fox was able to celebrate 20 years since his liver transplant, which happened when he was diagnosed with Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, an inherited genetic disease when he was eight years old. Read the full story in the Dorset Echo.