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Trini Wenninger and her family are confronting a challenge they cannot face alone. They need your help. Trini was diagnosed at the Cleveland Clinic with Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease (PVOD), a rare condition that is destroying her lungs. The cause of PVOD is unknown and there is no cure. Eventually Trini will need to undergo a double-lung transplant in order to survive and to watch her daughter grow up.

Updates (6)

January 22, 2024

Trini celebrated her 10-year lung transplant anniversary! This is a HUGE milestone. In July 2020, she had a kidney transplant and has been relatively stable since. She grasped the opportunity to go back to school and started a new career part-time. She is still visiting doctors on a regular basis, keeping up with taking pills several times a day, and continuing lab-work as scheduled. She deals with aches and pains, migraines, and has osteoporosis in her lumbar spine but she knows how far she can push herself. She still has many out-of-pocket costs for medical needs, but is enjoying the routine of a somewhat-more-normal life. She appreciates life and all those who have helped her through this journey.

July 18, 2020

Trini is scheduled for a kidney transplant soon as long as Covid-19 doesn’t delay or mess up proposed plans. Her transplanted lungs have been doing well but her kidneys have not. Her husband has been approved as a donor. They have several out-of-pocket expenses that insurance doesn’t cover so anything helps.


December 5, 2018

Sending lots of love, wish I could do more! <3

Holly Allen

November 29, 2016

Always thinking of you Trini! Sending much love your way!

Holly Allen

September 27, 2013 granddaughter Hannah is very close to Leia...wanted you to know I am praying for you and your family as you are going through this very difficult time...

Michelle Schmidt, Sylvania, OH