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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 55 pills, 4 insulin injections,and wear a patch daily to maintain a healthy status. Jenn has been on dialysis for 4 years and is now actively waiting on a Kidney Transplant. Jenn’s family has moved to Ypsilanti, Michigan to be permanently near her amazing health providers at the University of Michigan.

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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, for a flyer! Thank you for your support!

February 2, 2012

Benefit Event

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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May 22, 2022

Always wishing you the best.

Karen Attaway

May 21, 2022

Always wishing you and your family the best! We were hospital roomies at U of M while you got your lungs.

Shannon Davis

April 27, 2022

Jenn, thank you so much for your presentation at FUMC Ann Arbor last Sunday. It was informative and inspiring. We look forward to seeing you in church in person one of these days! Our prayers are with you always.

Sherry & Nancy Marcy-Quay