The average adult breathes 28,000 breaths per day. Most of us never think about it. For Jennifer Turner-Dold, each breath has been a challenge. Jenn has struggled with her breathing since childhood but wasn’t formally diagnosed with Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) lung disease until June of 2010. This lung disease is very rare, and has caused cysts of muscle tissue to grow in her lungs preventing them from absorbing oxygen. Doctors admitted Jenn at the University of Michigan Hospital on September 25, 2011 and performed a double lung transplant on February 4, 2012. We are so grateful for this amazing gift!
Jenn’s new lungs are doing great but she has had several other complications as a result of the LAM and immunosuppression from transplant. These have resulted in frequent hospitalizations, testing, and specialist appointments. She has to take approximately 40 pills, 4 insulin injections,and wear a patch daily to maintain a healthy status. Jenn’s family has moved to Ypsilanti, Michigan to be permanently near her amazing health providers at the University of Michigan.
November 22, 2014
Please view our Christmas Card Fundraiser! Orders are due by December 10, 2014. The flyer is in my photo album – “Christmas Card Fundraiser”! Or Email, [email protected] for a flyer! Thank you for your support!
February 2, 2012
Thank you to everyone that made the Benefit event, nibbles & notes, silent auction, and concert such a success in November!!! Such a blessing to have your support!
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September 25, 2016
Enjoy the wondrous voices at your gala this evening. SO wish I could be there with you. I hope the happy event helps many others to open their hearts and checkbooks to help you. Love you!
November 21, 2014
To my dearest "Healthy Lodge Jenn", despite many years and thousands of miles between us, you will always be my health lodge guru! Take care of yourself and hopefully our paths will cross again someday :)
Katy & David McCormick
February 3, 2012
Jenn, I am praying for you every day to get the lungs you need. You are a special woman and your parents love you dearly! Hang in there. All my best wishes.
February 3, 2012
Happy Valentine's Day sweet daughter! Keep that beautiful smile going ... the universe is smiling right back 7-fold! I truly feel it won't be long now. I am breathing for you in prayer with every breath I take. Lots of Love & Hugs this very remarkable Valentine's Day. Your Valentine's poster is amazing, as are you!
All God's Blessings, Mom