Beth Allen, the American winner of the Ladies European Tour’s Order of Merit in 2016 and a former winner of the Ladies European Masters, was contributing to her regular podcast from her flat in Edinburgh, Scotland. After the initial exchanges between herself and her co-host, Emma Dodds, the pair stepped away from the golf chat to congratulate health workers and everyone else who has been helping to keep people safe in these dangerous times.
Allen, now 38, said a heartfelt, “I don’t think we’ll ever forget what they’re doing. I have so much respect for every one of them.”
What went unmentioned was that Allen knows a thing or two about saving lives herself.
It was back in 2011, when she still was based in California, that Allen went, on the quiet, for tests to see if she would be a suitable kidney donor for her older brother, Dan Allen. By then – and this is a story we revisited in GGP in 2017 – Dan was spending 10 hours a day on dialysis whilst being a full-time member of staff at the Balboa Park Golf Course in San Diego, Cali...
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