Bloomington man biking and bowling to help save a life


In the span of about a month, Benjamin Ale-Ebrahim went from healthy 15-year-old to needing a new liver to keep from dying.

“I remember my doctors telling me I had a week to live at one point,” the Bloomington resident said in a press release from Donate Life Indiana. “Facing death as a teenager was definitely a scary experience.”

He was lucky. Someone, somewhere had signed an organ donor card that saved his life. That’s why the 28-year-old Indiana University Ph.D. grad and lecturer at the Kelley School of Business decided to participate in this year’s 2022 Transplant Games of America starting Friday in San Diego where he’ll compete in the 20k bike race and bowling. He is one of 18 members on Team Indiana.

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