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Sally Needs Your Help

Family and friends of Sally Jahns are raising money for the nonprofit Help Hope Live to fund uninsured medical expenses associated with transplantation.

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October 11, 2019

Sally was air lifted to St. Joseph’s Hospital this Sunday, October 6, 2019 for emergency abdominal surgery. She was in I.C.U. for three days and is now moved to the 7th floor step-down unit while recovering. Recovery is slow but steady!

October 11, 2019

Sally began having shortness of breath while hiking in the summer of 2017. She went to a Pulmonologist to see if they could find out why. She was diagnosed with I.P.F. or Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis but they never could find what was causing it. As an LPN, she has always taken good care of her health, exercised and hiked often and has never smoked cigarettes. We were told this disease can strike anyone at anytime! We were told it was irreversable and ultimately a fatal disease. I guess we were in shock because she carried on like normal, continued to work at Verde Valley Medical Center until June 11, 2018. That morning she went to work like normal, but was quickly sent to the emergency room then onto I.C.U. for a bronchoscopy. It showed a vast amount of deterioration in less than a year. They recommended contacting St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Az for immediate testing for a double lung transplant as soon as possible. She was placed on 2mm O2, which over the next 4 months rapidly increased to 10mm O2.

Between July and September of 2018 we drove back and forth to Phoenix for dozens of what they call “Pre-Evaluation” testing to see if she was even healthy enough survive the procedure. Any one of these test could have ruled her out as a candidate for transplant. Luckily every test they did was perfect and her health was all great….except for her lungs. She was listed for transplant in October 2018 and we waited for “the call” to rush to the hospital ASAP. By late November her health had declined to the sickest patient on their waiting list. On December 1, 2018 we got the call! The initial surgery was a great success but she quickly developed complications from allergic reactions to some of her meds which caused her to have to stay in bed an extra month and have a trache placed in her throat to breath. She has worked hard to recover and get back to a “normal” life again.

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October 13, 2019

Sally and Bob, It is our pleasure to help with your expenses. Thank you for the opportunity to give. God's blessings will pull you through. Love and hugs, Dodi

Dorothy Jahns

October 12, 2019

Sally get well soon. Love, Donna & Dana

Donna Joy Varney

October 12, 2019

Sally you are in our thoughts and prayers as we hope for your recovery as fast as possible. hugs and love to you. Jen

Jen Farnsworth

October 11, 2019

My love and prayers to you both!

Stefini Brooks