Masikhule invites you to an inspiring morning with Gabi Lowe
as she shares her personal story about her epic battle to save her daughter Jenna’s life.
All proceeds of the event will go to Masikhule to support our vision of quality
Early Childhood Development for EVERY CHILD.
After an extraordinary four-year battle, Gabi Lowe lost her beautiful, talented 20-year old daughter, Jenna Lowe, on the 8th of June 2015 to pulmonary arterial hypertension, a rare degenerative lung disease, following a double lung transplant.
Jenna was young, bright and articulate. She was Lead SA’s Youth Hero of the Year in 2015. Her death was mourned by thousands of people whose lives she had touched. During her short but full life, Jenna and the Lowe family raised much needed awareness around this rare and devastating disease, highlighting the dire need for access to medication and organ donors locally. Although desperately ill, Jenna became the face for organ donation in South Africa through the hugely successful #Get Me To 21 campaign in which she invited all South Africans to attend her 21st birthday celebration by clicking on a link to become an organ donor. Tragically Jenna died three months before reaching her milestone.
Brilliantly written, riveting in all its terrible truth and pain, in this brutally honest memoir Gabi Lowe shares her family’s desperate fight to save Jenna’s life. Despite their tragic loss, Get Me To 21 will inspire us to believe that the ability to face even the darkest and most unimaginable lives deep within us all.
Gabi Lowe studied a BA at the University of Cape Town before embarking on a career in media and marketing that spanned three decades. In 2011 she was catapulted into the challenging world of rare disease when she entered into an epic battle to save the life of her eldest daughter, Jenna. Gabi has since become a sought-after life coach, facilitator of workshops on emotional resilience and inspirational speaker. She lives in Cape Town with her husband Stuart and daughter Kristi.