Jim Eastman and Scott La Point describe their describe their friendship as a double bond, built through a shared life-changing experience that neither of them chose — and a choice Scott made decades later. “We’re attached at the kidney,” joked Jim, a 68-year-old Niwot man who, 14 months after a transplant, traveled to Utah with Scott, his donor, to compete in the Donate Life Transplant Games. “It was beyond anything I have ever experienced, the sense of camaraderie” Scott, a 55-year-old Loveland man, said of the competition held Aug. 2-8. “It’s nice to come home with a medal, but you also come home with friendships.” Scott and Jim spoke of the people they met at the games, including a 31-year-old who received a double lung transplant who, after years of living with cystic fibrosis, broke into a run just because, for the first time in her life, she could. “You don’t realize how live-giving these donations are until you go to the transplant games,” said Jim. The journey to the games is something the men took together — from surgeries to the finish line — yet their paths crossed because of traumatic brain injuries both had suffered separately decades earlier. Read the full story at ReporterHerald.com.