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South Carolina mother competes at Transplant Games of America in honor of donor son

Kaye Dorsey of Boiling Springs is using her talents to keep her son William “BJ” Sigafoos’ name alive.

BJ was 26 years old when he died in January 2023 after being hit by a car while riding his motorcycle. BJ was an organ donor and ultimately helped save the lives of four individuals. 

Dorsey has been in Birmingham, Alabama, singing her way through to the finals of a vocal competition at the 2024 Transplant Games of America. 

According to the Transplant Games of America Website:

“From July 5-10, 2024, Birmingham will be home to the world’s largest celebration of life – the 2024 Transplant Games of America. Thousands of people from all 50 states and abroad will travel to The Magic City to unite, honor the families who have given the gift of life and raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation. The 2024 Transplant Games will bring together thousands of transplant recipients, living donors, donor families, caregivers, individuals on the waiting list, donation and transplant professionals, supporters, volunteers, and spectators for a truly unique and inspiring week. The 2024 Games will feature 20 competitions and more than 60 special events and programs.”

Dorsey competed in the Lyrics for Life competition in honor of her son. She placed second after the final day of competition Tuesday afternoon.

Dorsey said the fellowship and meeting others with similar stories has really touched her while honoring her son. She was sponsored by We Are Sharing Hope SC, the organ and tissue recovery services for the state of SC.

Read the story and watch Kaye’s interview here.