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YOLT – YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

YOLT aspires to bring awareness of organ donation and the perils of heat stroke illness to the broader community. We want to help transplant patients achieve the highest level of recovery by providing a rehabilitation program and environment which maximizes the human body’s ability to heal, re-learn, and reach one’s potential in creating a healthy second life.

There is no gift
greater than the
gift of life.

The Story Behind YOLT

On August 12, 2013, Gavin Class suffered an exertional heat stroke during football practice at Towson University. His body temperature reached an estimated 111 degrees. Upon arrival at the hospital Gavin was in a coma with significant organ failure. He was then transferred to The University of Maryland Medical Center Shock Trauma, where his heart stopped and he needed to be resuscitated. The doctors told his family “he is as close to dying without being dead.” After being stabilized, it was determined that he was in need of a liver transplant. He was put on a new MARS (Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System) machine. A state-of-the-art rescue device for patients with hepatic failure.

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THE MISSION

To develop a transplant house that provides patients and their families with affordable, home-like accommodations in a healthy and relaxing environment, hoping to relieve families some of the stress during the transplant process.

THE GOALS

  • Join with a medical team to create appropriate regiments and monitoring during rehabilitation.

  • Work with nutritionist/dietitians to maximize lifestyle choices.

  • Create a facility with equipment used for physical rehabilitation.

  • Mindfulness Guide – Work with people on the importance of spiritual well being to aid in physical recovery.