Team Illinois Athletes Win Gold at 202(1) Reimagined Games
Ten Athletes Win Eighteen Gold Medals in Seven Different Sports
Transplant Life Illinois was represented by ten athletes and numerous supporters who showed up virtually to participate in the reimagined 2020 Transplant Games, held in communities across the country in July 2021. Team Illinois competitors included seven solid organ transplant recipients, one tissue recipient, and two living donors. Each received a gold medal in their events.
Below are the names of the competitors and the events in which they participated.
Susan English, liver recipient, 5k run, swimming, team trivia
Monica Fox, kidney recipient, Texas hold ‘em, TxTok
David Janossy, kidney recipient, team trivia
Colette Jordan, liver recipient, Texas hold ‘em, team trivia
John Kachanuk, tissue recipient, 5k run
Emil Lumperdean, 5k, cycling, swimming, Texas hold ‘em, track
Ramiro Martinez, heart recipient, swimming
Ross Owens, liver recipient, team trivia
Isa Rodriguez, living liver donor, team trivia
Alice Siete-Nevel, living kidney donor, TxTok
Congratulations, Team Illinois!