2016 Jefferson Award Winner: Edward Drake


You’re a young athlete all set to realize your lifelong dream of playing college football.

You’re in the best shape of your life. Except you're not.

This realization might pose many questions. But for Edward Drake, it lead him to an extraordinary answer.

Drake founded YNOTT (Youth Needing Organ and Tissue Transplants).

Having received a kidney himself when he was 21, he formed support groups for children and their parents to discuss organ failure and the transplantation process.

He also has held sports tournaments and health fairs to promote healthy lifestyles.

To learn more about Drake and YNOTT, watch the video above.