When I moved to Arizona in 2007, I wanted to get back to working with Team in Training. I called the number I had been given and arranged a meeting with a bubbly voiced woman named Louanne. From our first meeting, which turned into a 2 1/2-hour lunch, I knew I had found a lifelong friend in Louanne Clark. She has been my emergency contact, my shoulder to cry on, my cheering squad, and my best friend. Louanne needs a lifesaving liver transplant and your help because even with insurance, the cost of transplant is overwhelming.
Anyone who knows Louanne knows what a Rock Star she is! She beat breast cancer, all while continuing to work encouraging others to fundraise for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We almost lost her, not to that horrid cancer, but to the chemo – twice. Since that time, our Louanne has had one medical issue after another, most specifically with her liver. Her earlier than planned retirement has been filled with visits to doctors and hospitals instead of travels to faraway places. The recent news that Louanne has been added to the liver transplant list brought me tears of joy and the realization of needing to prepare for the financial aspects of transplant.