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#GetMeTo21: Jenna Lowe a real hero

Today (28 October) would have been Jenna Lowe’s 21st birthday.

Jenna captured the hearts and minds of many South Africans; she inspired 36 000 South Africans to register as organ donors through her GetMeTo21 campaign.

She became our Lead SA National Youth hero for 2015.

A few years ago Jenna was diagnosed with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, a lung disease, and was not given long to live. However, she had a dream of living to see her 21st birthday and created the GetMeTo21 campaign.

Listen to the full conversation below:

Sadly, Jenna passed away on the 8th of June this year, despite receiving a set of lungs in December last year.

CapeTalk’s Kieno Kammies spoke to Gabi Lowe, Jenna Lowe’s mother.

We have decided to celebrate her birthday by carrying on with her work and the legacy she left behind.

Gabi Lowe, Jenna Lowe's mother

Gabi said that Jenna promised a big party for the all organ donors, however, this year will be too soon but they will work on fulfilling the dream in the near future.


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