As many of you may know, Janet was diagnosed with interstitial lung disease in 2016 and has been pursuing a heart and lung transplant since 2017.
The severe fibrosis in her lungs makes it difficult to breath without supplemental oxygen but even with this help every day tasks are a a pretty extreme exertion. The only long term treatment option is to receive a heart and lung transplant. After two unsuccessful evaluation processes in Texas and Colorado, Janet was approved to be on the transplant list at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She has relocated to Minnesota from Louisiana and is waiting to find out if she will receive the life saving donation of these organs.