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Transplant Olympics N.C. team captain visits Greenville

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - The Olympics are over. Other games are still ahead.

This summer, the Transplant Games will be held this July in Houston, Texas.
An Olympic style event allowing transplant patients to show what they can do now.  
To prepare, an official state of North Carolina flag kicked off a statewide tour giving the participating athletes a chance to sign it before it's raised at the games in Houston.
Al Milek is the N.C. team captain and a heart transplant patient who is looking forward to his forth games.

"It just proves that we are alive, and we can do it,” said Al Milek, Transplant Olympics N.C. team captain. “Medals are nice, but just competing is victorious."

After leaving Greenville, Milek visited Duke Thursday afternoon. Tomorrow and Saturday the flag tour hits Chapel Hill, Winston-Salem and Charlotte.
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