Sixty-nine-year-old former jump jockey Richard Pitman just donated one of his kidneys to a stranger.
How’s that for heart?
As good as any ‘chaser. Mr. Pitman decided to give away a kidney after watching a friend suffer from kidney failure and then blossom after receiving a donated kidney. “The point is you have two and you only need one,” he said.
Today, Mr. Pitman is a BBC TV commentator on the sport in which he once successfully competed. And he knows of what he speaks. He won both the King George VI Chase and the Whitbread Gold Cup. He rode Crisp in the Grand National of 1973, one of the great sporting contests of all time.
How’s this for heart?
Elaine Lang said:
Now that’s a heart breaker. To have led the whole way. only to lose by a length. It was a great rating job by Red Rum’s rider.
Calm, Forward, Straight said:
I’m a blogging friend of Shannon from It’s Quarters for Me. She mentioned that you do video lessons?! I’d love to find out more about that. I live on a remote island off the se coast, many hours from quality, make that any, classical dressage training.
I think you have my email – if not let me know and I’ll leave it for you.
Thanks for reaching out to me. I just sent you an email explaining how it works. I’d love the opportunity to work with you.