Seven Recipients to Represent Illinois at World Transplant Games

World_Transplant_GamesOn August 22nd, transplant athletes from around the world will gather in Gold Coast, Australia for the 17th World Transplant Games. Taking place every two years, the Games pull together some 1,500 athletes from over 69 countries.

The purpose of the Games is to help demonstrate the benefits of successful organ transplantation, work to increase public attention around the issue in an effort to increase registrations, as well as promote the full rehabilitation and well being of the participants.

Illinois is proud to have the seven recipients below representing our state at the upcoming Games. Congrats and good luck to everyone!

Colette Jordan

Colette Jordan

Liver recipient – Lisle, IL
Meet Colette

Jen Klouse

Jen Klouse

Liver recipient – Bolingbrook, IL
Meet Jen

Jorie Von Ohlen

Jorie Von Ohlen

Liver recipient – Aurora, IL
Meet Jorie

Lacey Wood

Lacey Wood

Heart recipient – Chicago, IL
Meet Lacey

Ian Kamphius

Two-time kidney recipient – Glenn Ellyn, IL

David Simmons

Kidney recipient – Evanston, IL

Ian Diamond

(information not available at this time)

Visit here to read more about the athlete’s bios.


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3 Responses to Seven Recipients to Represent Illinois at World Transplant Games

  1. Colette Jordan says:

    Thanks for the well wishes! I’m ready to go to the land down under!

    12 days and counting!

  2. dennis says:

    That’s cool. Will be looking forward to seeing you in Australia.

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