Transplant recipient Natasha still running 14 years on

Natasha Rogers with  fellow "Heart & Lung" recipients Christopher 'Sid' Richardson (Freeman) & Kath Graham (Papworth).
Natasha Rogers with fellow "Heart & Lung" recipients Christopher 'Sid' Richardson (Freeman) & Kath Graham (Papworth).

A Northampton woman who underwent a heart and lung transplant 14 years ago has competed in a sporting event aimed at people who have received organ donations.

Natasha Rogers, from Wakes Meadow, took part in the 3,000 metre ‘Donor Run’ at the British Transplant Games, held in Newcastle and Gateshead.

Fourteen years ago, Natasha had been given two weeks to live before receiving the lifesaving transplant.

She has gone on to make remarkable progress.

Her father, Graham, said “The whole experience was fantastic and very emotional. Natasha enjoyed taking part and meeting up with old friends and making lots of new ones too.”

After competing in the run, Natasha she went on to win the bronze medal in the cricket ball throwing event.

“Seeing the excitement on her and the silver medallist Carla Phillips’ faces was brilliant,” said Mr Rogers.

“If only we could bottle it up and sell it, we could make a fortune. The world would be a much better place if we all shared that attitude in life.”