Eight years ago, Michael Butler was running an obstacle course for his job with the Frederick County Sheriff's Department when he collapsed at the finish line and could not get up.
Tests revealed that he had kidney failure, most likely caused by diabetes.
After eight months of taking dialysis 31/2 hours a day, three times a week, transplant organizers found him a donor kidney and pancreas.
Butler's new organs came from a 27-year-old woman named Kelly, who died from a brain aneurysm.
On Thursday, Butler joined employees at the Motor Vehicle Administration office in Hagerstown to encourage people to become organ donors like Kelly.