50 Voices - Erin - Fifty Lives

Erin

Tissue Recipient

I tore my ACL, amongst other ligaments, towards the end of my junior year in high school in a basketball game.

Basketball was my life, and because of the severity of the tear and the degree of dislocation in my knee, my initial doctor told me that basketball probably wouldn't happen again. I went to a different surgeon, who replaced my ACL with a donor tendon. With intensive therapy, I played every game my senior year and earned a scholarship to play college ball. Without the donor tendon, I probably would have never played ball again.