Join : Fight For Jontanna

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<misstanna612@yahoo.com>Greetings to all , My name is Jontanna Greene and I am a twenty-three year old college student. I've been fighting a constant battle with a disease called auto immune hepatitis since the age of seventeen. It is a life threatening, chronic liver disease. As a senior cheerleader at South Gwinnett High School located in Snellville, Ga, I never could have imagined anything like this happening to me. With the school year settling in, I was cheering for both football and competition, when my mother suddenly noticed a swift change in my behavior. I had always been really active in my community, involved in clubs, extracurricular activities, and helping others, to the point where when she witnessed a change, she then became worried. I would come home from a long day, extremely fatigued and sluggish, and I even had a slight discoloration in my eyes. I got injured during competition season and from there I had a follow up appointment with my physician where my mom requested for a blood draw to see why my eyes were suddenly so yellow and I wanted to sleep so much. The next day we received a call from my physician informing us that my liver enzymes were elevated and referred me to a gastroenterologist (GI specialist) at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. From that point forward, my entire life was changed. From there I was placed on a strict medication regimen where I had to take fourteen pills daily. If I could explain in words my exact feelings while going through this, I would. Going into my senior year of high school, I knew I wanted to attend Valdosta State University. After my diagnosis, with my condition being life threatening, my doctors recommended I choose a school closer to home to stay close to my loved ones. As a teenager, I didn't feel as though that was the route I should take. In almost everyone's life, the moment we looked most forward to was receiving a diploma and going off to the college of your choice. So, I maintained the rest of that school year and began my freshmen year of college in Valdosta, GA. Living in a dormitory, being exposed to a plethora of different people and germs, I immediately fell ill and had to return home on a medical withdrawal. Being in and out of the hospital, not being able to continue my education to become an educator, and somewhat putting my life on hold has been one of my biggest struggles to this day. Growing and becoming more mature, as the years have gone by I have become more understanding of my situation and I have accepted it. Being a religious person, I was taught to never question God, but it took a while for me to get over the, "why me?" phase. I now say, "why NOT me, for I realize that God has placed this upon my life as my testimony and another endeavor to inspire others. I'm very comfortable with sharing my story, and I'm always open about it because I know that this is all part of God's divine plan and He's pulled me through so much. That lets me know, I have nothing to be ashamed of and to embrace every obstacle, setback, or disappointment. Recently, my doctors informed me that they feel it is time to consider a transplant. There's no cure for my disease, yet long term monitoring of medication helps to give my organ some function and a transplant helps you live longer. As you could imagine, the cost for something as major as an organ transplant is extremely expensive, so I'm being proactive in this situation and following the teams orders by trying to raise money for expenses, medication, medical bills, visits, admissions, etc.. Any and every donation, act of kindness, and prayer will not go unnoticed and is GREATLY appreciated!

Thank You!





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Greetings Everyone!

Join.Fight.For.Jontanna, the support has been nothing short of amazing and it's an honor to receive so much support. Your constant thoughts, prayers, encouraging words, gestures and more keep me motivated and I ask that you continue to do so.

Although I have received my TRANSPLANT :)))) , the recovery process is still just as important, if not more important than the procedure itself. Let's continue to share my story, pray and uplift!

I love & appreciate you alllllllll! You are all family
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Just wanted to share the news that as of yesterday, I am now on the liver transplant waiting list!!!!!!!!! It took nearly SEVEN years for me to be granted this opportunity and I'm forever grateful.

Again, I thank each and every one of you that supports me throughout this entire process...

Let's keep sharing and spreading the word about my efforts in fundraising! As a team, WE will get through this!

#JFFJ

-Jontanna Greene
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Greetings Everyone!!
It brings me an INFINITE amount of pleasure to announce that I received a call, Friday, informing me that I WILL BE PLACED ON THE LIVER TRANSPLANT WAITING LIST!!!!!! I've been waiting for this moment for the past SIX years & I'm blessed to have remained stable enough throughout the process.
First, I'd like to give ALLLLL praises to God. He has NEVER left my side and constantly reassures me that He has not given up on me... Granted at times, I may have given up on myself.
Secondly, I have to thank my mom!!! No matter what time, day or night, near or FAR, she has been the ONLY person there through it all. I know I wouldn't have made it without you and God above. I love you, whole heartedly. It hurts me so much to see my mom hurting for me when I'm ill, knowing as a MOTHER, there's nothing she can do but pray for her child. In corroboration, one of my most recognizable attributes would have to be STRENGTH. My character & integrity both symbolize the ethics she's instilled in me and has aided me in evolving to the young woman I am today.
Lastly, I would like to thank each and every individual who has ever prayed for me or displayed ANY act of kindness, encouragement, sympathy, etc.. My family, friends, the entire SGHS community, the Albany community, my dear friend Louis Williams, & of course, my TEAM of supporters, Join.Fight.For.Jontanna , I LOVE YOU ✊💚! This is only the beginning! I'm gonna end this quoting one of my favorite songs :

"And I can't help but give You glory , when I think about MY story... And I KNOW, You favored ME because my enemies did try but couldn't triumph OVER ME!! YES, they did TRY but couldn't triumph OVER ME!!"

I ask that you continue to keep me uplifted in prayer, sharing my link, checking on me (I may not look sick on the exterior but right now my interior is pretty ill), and supporting me!!! If we can SURPASS my goal to assure proper care for this new organ, it will remove tons of strain and stress from my family and I... Every penny helps!!


With deepest gratitude,
Jontanna 💚
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Greetings to all! First off, I would like to thank everyone for their constant support throughout this entire process. I haven't been able to update you guys as much as I would've liked but now that I have a second, I will.

As some may or may not know, I was told by my doctor that I could be listed as of the beginning of MARCH, which is right around the corner!!! Such a bittersweet, joyous and overwhelming feeling it was to hear those words. I've been trying to be listed for nearly seven years now so that was truly amazing.

Monday, February 10, 2014 I was admitted at Emory, again. This time I was running a fever, in tons of pain, etc. Initially, I was scheduled to have a MRI done that day (Every 3 months I have to have a MRI done because my chances of liver CANCER increase...SCARY)!! We called and spoke with the on-call doctor and was told to make my way to the ER. As usual, they drew blood, used a catheter for urine, inserted an IV, started pain medicine and begin giving me fluids amongst other things. I was later transported into the actual hospital where I remained for the rest of the week (yes, I spent Valentine's Day in the hospital) lol :) .

During my admission, I became aware that my liver failure has began to cause inflammation to my gallbladder. There was so much swelling in my abdomen and that was the cause for all of my pain. Being I'm to be listed for a transplant soon they didn't want to put me through two surgeries when I could be given medication to ease the pain or simply become more tolerable. Hopefully, I stay as stable as possible throughout this waiting game and I can avoid having to have my gallbladder removed prior to transplant surgery.

With that being said, I want to at least try to reach my overall goal by March! Think we can do it? I'm sure we can! I did some research a few weeks and learned that the color "green" symbolizes liver disease/liver awareness. Although, my last name is Greene, I still like to think it's pretty cool.

Let's continue to share, pray, contribute & FIGHT FOR JONTANNA :) !
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Casandra Cook
63 months ago

Hello Jontanna, SMILE :-) I was thinking about you ....YOUr A CHEERLEADER AND A COACH and i just wanted to share this sweet moment with you. My daughter the one we talked about 7 yrs old got 1st place and GRAND CHAMPIONS at BORN 2COMPETE COMPETI TION TODAY...

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Ariel Key
63 months ago

God bless you and I pray everything turns out great for you. I will keep you in my prayers and carry you in my heart. God bless you

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Raven Scott
63 months ago

My prayers go out to you! I remember you cheering and always being a happy person. Girl you got this and no matter what it may look like YOU ARE HEALED!

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Davina Calloway
63 months ago

God bless you Jontanna. Although you state there is no cure, God has ALL HEALING and we all know you will get through this. This will be your testimony. When you are feeling weak and cannot lift your head, bow down in prayer and God will do the rest :)

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Rodney Sharpe
22 months ago

I hope you found that transplant so you continue to strive in your career and life. Bless you and I pray for you.

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Anonymous
55 months ago
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Barry Redmond
55 months ago

Jontanna Please continue to heal and get well.We can't wait to see you so that you can share your story with us.Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you

JJ
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Jordan J.
57 months ago

We don't know each other personally but I followed a link of one of my high school friends instagram. Continue to be steadfast in your goals and efforts to inspire others. #yourawinner

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Cindy & Pete Richards
57 months ago

Jontanna we love you. We pray for you to get better. You are such a wonderful and courageous young woman. Cindy and Pete Richards

Casandra Cook
63 months ago

Hello Jontanna, SMILE :-) I was thinking about you ....YOUr A CHEERLEADER AND A COACH and i just wanted to share this sweet moment with you. My daughter the one we talked about 7 yrs old got 1st place and GRAND CHAMPIONS at BORN 2COMPETE COMPETI TION TODAY...

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Ariel Key
63 months ago

God bless you and I pray everything turns out great for you. I will keep you in my prayers and carry you in my heart. God bless you

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Raven Scott
63 months ago

My prayers go out to you! I remember you cheering and always being a happy person. Girl you got this and no matter what it may look like YOU ARE HEALED!

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Davina Calloway
63 months ago

God bless you Jontanna. Although you state there is no cure, God has ALL HEALING and we all know you will get through this. This will be your testimony. When you are feeling weak and cannot lift your head, bow down in prayer and God will do the rest :)

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