1997 DEDICATION TO DELANEY CORBITT
THROUGH ORGANS 'R' US ("ORU"), THE RELAY PROMOTES DONATION
The transfer of the baton from runner to runner symbolizes the transfer of an organ from donor to recipient. The 1997
Relay is dedicated to 2-year-old Delaney Corbitt who has waited for a kidney transplant since birth. Delaney is one of
more than 50,000 Americans, including 2,000 children, waiting for organ transplants.
DELANEY SUFFERS KIDNEY DAMAGE
Before birth, a blood clot formed in Delaney's renal vein adjacent to one of her kidneys. Just
after birth, the blood clot increased in size damaging her second kidney. With only one kidney functioning at 10%
of normal, Delaney had dialysis, a process which which filters waste products from her blood that her kidneys can
no longer remove. Although she tires easily, Delaney goes about her daily activities with a glowing smile. The build
up of waste products in her blood causes lethargy, nausea and vomiting.
MIKE CORBITT TRIES TO SAVE HIS DAUGHTER
Delaney's father, sold his company in southern California and moved his family to the Bay Area to
seek medical care. Although many have never run a race before, Delaney's family and friends will run 197
miles from Napa to Santa Cruz as "Team Delaney."
DISCUSS YOUR PERSONAL WISHES REGARDING ORGAN DONATION WITH YOUR FAMILY
Help save Delaney and 10 Americans who die each day waiting for an organ donor. Delaney's small size
presents special challenges in finding an appropriate donor. In the long run, organ donation saves lives.