Honouring Tom Awad

Tom spent his entire life volunteering for many wonderful causes and then in 2002, he miraculously survived an eleventh-hour liver transplant. After recovering from a near-death experience, Tom awoke inspired to commit his experience to paper.

Within twenty minutes, without a word being edited, Tom wrote an emotionally crafted poem in honour of his donor. At The Edge – A Tribute to my Donor, is a beautifully written poem that began Tom’s journey to give something back to those who gave Tom his second chance at life.

With the support of his family and loved ones, Tom worked with his brother, Roger on many fundraising initiatives to Turn Tragedies Into Miracles to bring awareness to beadonor.ca to encourage families to discuss their wishes with their loved ones.

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Dont Turn Your Back To
Those In Need.

Dear Hall of Fame Committee:

I am proud and honored to be inducted into the Windsor Fastpitch Softball Hall of Fame. My brothers and I have participated in sports since grade school, including peewee football, grade school basketball, softball, high school basketball, football, track & field, hockey and volleyball. During the summer months we played fastball as well as Class E and Class D hardball winning championships in each division.

After high school while attending W.O.I.T (now St. Clair College) Rog and I played together on the basketball team.

Athletics played a big part of my life for many years until 2002 when I underwent a liver transplant. I returned to sports in 2004 when I joined the W.E.C.S.S.O senior slo-pitch league and continued until Parkinson’s Disease made me hang up my glove. The WFSHOF has brought back so many wonderful memories of terrific friends and athletes. Thanks for the memories!!!

Tom Awad