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Ally's Miracle

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Raised by 413 people in 5 months
Ally Jenkins is a 23 year old from Discovery Bay, Ca.

In July, 2009, at age 14, Ally suffered a stroke and was airlifted to UCSF Medical Center. She was quickly diagnosed with advanced stage Pulmonary Hypertension and needed a lung transplant. On August 18, 2009 she received that life saving lung transplant. Unfortunately, she went into chronic rejection just eight months later and was in need of another transplant. She was blessed again with this gift on September 10, 2010.

For the past seven years, Ally has become a spokesperson for organ donation. She has enjoyed speaking at schools, churches and hospitals to raise donor awareness. She even hosted a 5K to promote this cause. She has also offered her support to others in the tight-knit organ transplant community.

On May 23rd of 2017, Ally became unusually short of breath while exercising at the gym. She ended up in the ER with pneumonia and was told she that was in Stage 4 Acute Rejection. She left the hospital on oxygen support and has been struggling since then to regain the health of her lungs. We have been praying for a healing miracle ever since then.

On September 18th, she was supposed to start a new treatment at UC San Francisco. However, things did not go as planned. She was examined and was admitted to the ER. Very quickly, she was transferred to ICU where she was intubated and put on a ventilator. Ally was told that she needed a very rarely done, 3rd time double lung transplant. There have not been enough 3rd time retransplants to even be documented. After months of trying to find a clinic that would take the risk of a 3rd transplant, Duke University invited her to North Carolina for a two week evaluation. The one way flight was $18,000 out of their pocket. Duke has successfully done one other 3rd time retransplant and Allys family was told on Tuesday, January 9th that they accept her into their program for a 3rd time double lung transplant. While the family is thrilled and so grateful, their road to saving their daughters life has just begun. They had to commit to relocate to NC for a year. This brings financial stress along with the anxiety over their daughters health. The family needs to raise an additional 75,000 and humbly need our help.

Any amount you can donate makes a huge impact on this family. And what they ask for the most is your prayers. Allys wish is not just that her life be saved, but that she can be of any help to lead the way to advance medicine in the transplant field so that one day others will will be able to receive a 3rd time re transplant too!

Thank you in advance for your kindness.

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