Former Green Bay Packer raises Wisconsin organ donation awareness

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Former Green Bay Packer runningback John Brockington and his wife, Diane met with Wisconsin State Senator Alberta Darling to discuss possible ways how to improve the situation with Wisconsin organ donation.

John Brockington, a former Green Bay Packer running back, has lived for the last 15 years with a kidney donated by his-then-friend Diane. In 2015, Darling lost her husband Bill while he awaited a transplant.

“Had I never been transplanted, this would have never happened,” John Brockington said about the foundation formed in his name. “I’d never thought about it. I never knew about this kind of thing.”

The Brockingtons were touched by the story of Oakfield Elementary School teacher Jodi Schmidt donating a kidney to Natasha Fuller, a student at the school. So the John Brockington Foundation is meeting with, and hosting, Jodi and Natasha at the Sept. 25 Packers game – a match honoring Packer alumni – versus the Detroit Lions.

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Source: Daily Tribune Wisconsin Rapids