Gabi Lowe: Jenna was a gift

Jenna Lowe, a 20-year-old from Cape Town, who was diagnosed with a rare lung disease, passed away this week.

Diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a degenerative and life-threatening condition at 17, Lowe’s health deteriorated to a point where she was actively listed for a double lung transplant.

By the age of 19, it became clear that she needed a lung transplant if she was going to make it to her 21st birthday.

Lowe first became a well-known name when she started a campaign called ‘Get Me to 21’, aimed at finding a donor.

Gabi Lowe has described her daughter as a gift, and spoke to John to honour her legacy


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Rob Packham found guilty of wife's murder

Rob Packham found guilty of wife's murder

The Constantia businessman was arrested over the death of his wife, Gill, in February 2018.

Huawei users in SA told not to panic over Android ban

Huawei users in SA told not to panic over Android ban

Google is suspending its business relationship with Chinese smartphone manufacturer.

ANC national executive committee finalising top jobs list for Parliament

ANC national executive committee finalising top jobs list for Parliament

Former National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise is expected to be the next speaker of the National Assembly.

School's still out for Kraaifontein learners protesting overcrowding

School's still out for Kraaifontein learners protesting overcrowding

The Western Cape Education Department refuses to kowtow to demands from the SGB that it build a new secondary school.

On-the-spot urine test not conclusive that one is high on marijuana, says expert

On-the-spot urine test not conclusive that one is high on marijuana, says expert

Pierre de Vos argues that the CCMA got it wrong on the dismissal of three employees for dagga use.

Lead SA hero Jenna Lowe has passed away

Lead SA hero Jenna Lowe has passed away

Jenna Lowe was 4 months away from her 21st birthday, her efforts have resulted in thousands of new donors coming forward.

Popular articles
Standard Bank takes on Capitec Bank with low-fee account, gigabytes of free data

Standard Bank takes on Capitec Bank with low-fee account, gigabytes of free data

The account costs R4.95 per month; you get 1GB of free data. Swipe 4 times a month; you get 0.5GB of free data and R50 airtime.

Rob Packham found guilty of wife's murder

Rob Packham found guilty of wife's murder

The Constantia businessman was arrested over the death of his wife, Gill, in February 2018.

Huawei users in SA told not to panic over Android ban

Huawei users in SA told not to panic over Android ban

Google is suspending its business relationship with Chinese smartphone manufacturer.

ANC national executive committee finalising top jobs list for Parliament

ANC national executive committee finalising top jobs list for Parliament

Former National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise is expected to be the next speaker of the National Assembly.

'History of contempt and pity runs through 100 years of research at SU'

'History of contempt and pity runs through 100 years of research at SU'

Stellenbosch University's Professor Jonathan Jansen describes universities' research history of racial tropes over past 100 years.

'It is very clear that Ramaphosa is under attack from Magashule and others'

'It is very clear that Ramaphosa is under attack from Magashule and others'

News24 editor-in-chief Adriaan Basson says there is a definite fight back from the ANC secretary-general against the president.

Schwarzenegger urges public not to give Sandton 'fan' the attention he craves

Schwarzenegger urges public not to give Sandton 'fan' the attention he craves

A video of a young man kicking actor and former US governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in the back on Saturday in Joburg went viral.