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Walker Honors Greensboro’s Dori Goebel as Community Hero of the Month for Organ Donation

December 4, 2018
Press Release

GREENSBORO, N.C.   U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) honored Greensboro's Dori Goebel as the Sixth District Community Hero of the Month for December 2018.

Each month, Rep. Walker awards a constituent, business, or organization in his district for displaying extraordinary acts of service and for making a difference in the lives around them.
Dori Goebel has selflessly chosen to be a living organ donor for Cindy Mondello, the founder and Executive Director of Restoration Place Counseling –  “a non-profit organization that exists to facilitate emotional and spiritual healing in girls and women, while restoring dignity, virtue and honor to them, and empowering each to embrace her God-given identity.”

Cindy, who has chronic kidney disease, posted a plea for a living organ donor and Dori stepped up. Dori and Cindy have known one another for eight years, and Dori says that even if she hadn’t been a direct match for Cindy, she would have been willing to go into the network and donate to someone else. Dori noted that “testing is easy and quick.  There are so many people in need."

The procedure is scheduled or Tuesday, December 4th.

“I always had a peace that the Lord would provide a donor.” Cindy said. “It’s sobering to think about what a huge sacrifice this is for Dori and her husband, Bill. I’m still amazed at her willingness to do this.”

“Living organ donation is an important lifesaving measure for so many.”
Walker said. “It is inspiring to see someone like Dori respond to a plea for help and selflessly sacrifice for another. In this season of giving, I am proud to not only bring awareness to living organ donation but also present Dori with the December Community Hero of the Month award.”

Dori Goebel lives in Greensboro with her husband, Bill, and their three kids: Will, Jessa, and Elisa Kay. She is a volunteer tutor at Westover Church and also assists with the clothing closet at The Newcomers School.

Walker presented her with a certificate and a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in her honor.