'Get Me to 21' organ donation campaigner dies just months before her 21st birthday

By admin
09 June 2015

Organ donation campaigner Jenna Lowe, who suffered from a rare lung disease and led an initiative to make it to her 21st birthday, has died.

“Absolutely devastated and heartsore at the loss of our Pulmonary Hypertension and Transplant ambassador, Jenna Lowe,” Rare Diseases SA said in a post on Facebook following her death on Monday.

You are invited to Jenna’s 21st Birthday Party from Jenna Lowe on Vimeo.

“Jenna, your one wish was to be remembered and that we are sure you have achieved. Your bravery and perseverance will encourage us daily to be better,” the organisation said.

Sign up to become an organ donor on getmeto21.com

In 2012, aged 17, she was diagnosed with a rare lung disease called Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, a degenerative, life-threatening condition, according to her website, jennalowe.org.

Her “Get me to 21” campaign was intended to encourage people to sign up to become organ donors and help her find a new pair of lungs. She received a double lung transplant on December 10, 2014.

“Hello everyone I’m finally getting there… eating, breathing, even slowly walking. Very soon I’ll be able to leave this ward,” she wrote in her last blog entry on February 26 this year.

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