The Goralski family
Kidney Recipient and Donors Naperville, Illinois
The Goralski siblings (Hannah, Bethany, and Josh) are striving to be the change they want to see in the world. After losing their father, Mark, to complications of kidney failure and Crohn’s disease at age 57, they have taken the inspiration from their father’s lifelong altruism and translated it into advocating for better access to organs for those who need them most.
All three siblings are kidney donors. Josh donated a kidney to his father in 2011, helping temporarily restore Mark’s health for another eight years. Then, after Mark passed away in 2019, before he could recieve another transplant, Hannah and Bethany, donated their kidneys to two strangers and helped start a donor chain. Their selfless acts have all helped to raise awareness about kidney disease and the need for more options for people on the transplant waitlist.