Gift of Donor Tissue Saves Virginia Softball Star's Career

Megan Good | Cartilage recipient

In 2017, Megan Good was on top of the world. Not only was she enjoying a great career as a softball player for James Madison University, but she had also been named the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Player of the Year.

A few months later everything changed. A piece of cartilage in Megan's knee broke off and became displaced, bringing a lifelong, undiagnosed condition to light. Megan couldn't play softball, and her career was in jeopardy.

The gift of donor tissue changed everything. After a successful transplant during her senior year, Megan returned to play softball at JMU before she was selected by the USSSA Price as the 10th overall pick of the National Pro Fastpitch Draft in 2019.

“When I found out the bone could actually fuse to be my own, I was blown away,” she said. “My knee feels better now than it has when I was 8, 10, 12 years old. I can’t describe how grateful I am.”