Transplant games kick off with parade in San Diego

Event to showcase the skills of organ recipients and donors

Jackson Radcliffe would have had a blast on Saturday.

He would have danced to the live music. He would have played the games. He would have marveled at getting to meet Spider-Man.

“He’d be freaking out,” Jackson’s mom, Kayla Radcliffe, said. “Spider-Man is his favorite.”

Jackson didn’t get a chance to do any of that. That’s because the little boy with the old soul and charming, shy smile passed away on July 12, 2019.

They lined up on North Harbor Drive at 9 a.m. to march south to Seaport Village, a colorful procession designed to kick off the 18th Transplant Games of America, four days of friendly competition among organ donors and recipients in everything from swimming and basketball to bowling and pickleball with cornhole and Texas Hold ‘em poker thrown in for good measure.

It’s the biennial event’s first time in San Diego, drawing an estimated 10,000 participants to the convention center through Wednesday.

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