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A 23-year-old Northern California Woman Is Getting the Rare Chance to Receive a Third Lung Transplant.
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A 23-year-old Northern California woman is getting the rare chance to receive a third lung transplant.

Ally Jenkins suffered a stroke at 14 years old during a cheerleading practice. It was revealed she had severe pulmonary hypertension, and was told she only had two weeks to live.

Now, nine years and two lung transplants later, Ally is still fighting.

In May, Ally was diagnosed with Stage 4 rejection and was admitted into the ICU at the University of California, San Francisco hospital, where she has stayed ever since.

The doctor who performed Ally's first two transplants has agreed to perform a rare, third transplant -- if a lung becomes available.

Ally and her parents will now move to another state as they wait for good news.

"I want to travel the world, get married and have children... Live my life as full as possible," Jenkins said.


Submitted by: Mindy Amerine

Credits: Vickee Jenkins
47,301 views Oct 30

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MichelleRSargent 350 points
Ally & Mason met in kindergarten, they have been dating for over 3 years. He rarely leaves her side. She is so strong and their faith is amazing!  We need a miracle...we need Ally to get her 3rd transplant and live the life her & mason have been dreaming of!
+35 votes
Oct 30
seedwoman 350 points
Rooting for you Ally!
+26 votes
Oct 30
sandyj9 350 points
This is my beautiful Granddaughter.  Before she got sick for the third time, Ally spoke at several No California  high schools about donating life.  This resulted in Ally obtaining 5,000 new organ donnars.  Now its her turn to receive.  Please help Ally receive her third transplant.
+24 votes
Oct 30
Bsprague22 360 points
We’ve been following Ally’s story since her first lung transplant. We’re thinking nothing but good thoughts and hoping third times a charm!❤️
+19 votes
Oct 30
ShannonSargent 380 points
Ally, I pray for your strength and peace of mind and heart as you take on this long journey. You are very loved and we all are rooting and praying for you!! keep fighting!!!
+18 votes
Oct 30
Msridered 350 points
Hoping for this young girl to be able to enjoy the rest of her life sending prayers your way!
+17 votes
Oct 30
party-of-six 340 points
Praying for you Ally!
+15 votes
Oct 30
rcoons49 360 points
This is my beautiful niece.  She is an inspiration to all who have had the honor of meeting her.  We need her to get her miracle.!  Please keep her in your prayers.
+15 votes
Oct 30
taylorarmas1 370 points
I have been best friends with Ally since we were kids. I was there with her the night she had her stroke and i've seen her fight her battle since that day. Please hear her story, fight for her. Send her, Mason, and her family love, light, and strength. i love you so much, 3rd times a charm Ally baba
+15 votes
Oct 30
fun4suz 350 points
You got this Ally!
+14 votes
Oct 30
Livetill5 410 points
hope you guys get thru this
+14 votes
Oct 30
Dbaug30 330 points
I was Ally's 4th grade teacher. I'll always remember and support this young lady. Im sure her friendly, caring demeanor and beautiful smile continue to cheer others. She's a beautiful person!!
+14 votes
Oct 30
ERJONES 350 points
This is my beautiful friend Vickee’s daughter and my sweet friend Ally❤️ I met them through bible study, however I have followed her journey since the first transplant. Ally has a passion and love for life and people and she has dreams to fulfill.  We need support to get Ally to Alabama
+14 votes
Oct 30
nanariene 330 points
Keeping Ally and her family in my prayers.  I've been following her story since her first lung transplant. She has so many prayer warriors. <3
+13 votes
Oct 30
Thebluebaughs 360 points
Ally, we will continue to stand behind and fight with you every step of the way! You are strong and beautiful.. we believe you will conquer this obstacle just as you have over the last several years!! Much love and respect for you and your family!!
+12 votes
Oct 30
Melanie Dado 340 points
I hold you and yours so near to my heart and with every prayer, energy and belief I have.. Michelle and I go WAY back, were neighbors another lifetime ago and in fact are connected beyond belief.. I am rooting for you sweet Ally & Mason... You got this.. God works miracles and you just have to keep the faith.. Head up, chin up and just keep going.. Much love.. Melanie
+10 votes
Oct 30
Kristinhinson 330 points
Praying for you Ally.
+9 votes
Oct 31
Brandin5 330 points
I've been a personal trainer for 34yrs. Ally has been one of my clients since her first transplant 8yrs ago. I've never met someone more courageous. She united our whole community in support for her. She is a gift to so many, and so deserving of the gift of a third transplant.
+9 votes
Oct 31
Dixyepeacock 470 points
Sending Prayers!!!
+8 votes
Oct 30
kimblesangels 410 points
God bless you!
+7 votes
Oct 30
Asimpson 270 points
Go Ally!
+6 votes
Oct 31
Lorriemv 260 points
You can do it!
+6 votes
Oct 31
Ichristyiam 260 points
Praying for you all!!
+6 votes
Oct 31
Susan3993 260 points
Ally was my student in 3rd grade.  She has the kind of spirit that made me smile every morning when she entered the classroom.  Ally is filled with joy and it breaks my heart to know she has this horrific battle to breathe!  My prayers are with you sweet girl.  May angels surround you!
+6 votes
Oct 31
Shoudashelt 290 points
Always have and always will pray for this young girl who deserves the life she dreams of!! God bless u Ally!! Xoxo
+6 votes
Oct 31
Ecruz02 250 points
Such an incredible, inspirational and STRONG woman. Keep fighting, you have a whole community behind you!!
+5 votes
Oct 31
Cparis14 250 points
Prayers for full recovery
+5 votes
Oct 31
Lindadiane62 390 points
Over 34k views in 24 hours! Please air Ally’s story. She needs this miracle! Ally has been a spokesperson for donor awareness and has obtain over 5,000 donors thus far! She is a fighter and has been given this chance to have a third transplant, but the family needs help to get her there!
+5 votes
Nov 1
Jonigeee 230 points
Ally is a friend of my Granddaughter and has been fighting for a chance to do all the things a young woman dreams to do, get married have children and live a long healthy life. We are pulling for her third time is a charm!
+4 votes
Oct 31
Visualtoo 230 points
I know this young lady, and she is an inspiration to anyone who meerts her. I had a liver transplant and had an opportunity to help at one of her Organ Donation Awarenes Events. She is so full of life and love. Her family has stood by her side through every step, and it breaks my heart to see them hurting and wondering if Ally will get her 3rd transplant. Please help them by sharing her story.
Stay Strong, Ally!! Praying for that miracle for you.
+4 votes
Oct 31
Audgehamel 230 points
Rooting for you every step of the way! ❤️ You're an amazing woman and the greatest warrior I've ever seen!
+4 votes
Oct 31
hamulcahy 230 points
We are pulling for you Ally. You’re Faith in God will always get you to your dreams!
+4 votes
Oct 31
lacero0813 230 points
Hey buddy! I hope you are doing well! Always a good kid, and both of you guys are in my thoughts and prayers.
+4 votes
Oct 31
Janderson59 280 points
Keep fighting Ally!  We are all cheering for you.  Stay positive and stay focused on your dreams!  You got this!
+4 votes
Oct 31
sford27 260 points
Prayers for Ally
+4 votes
Oct 31
michele hofherr 230 points
what a story! she is amazing!
+4 votes
Oct 31
Joeygg 230 points
Please air the Ally Jenkins story.  This girls needs all the help she can get.
Thank you,
Joni Gentry
+4 votes
Oct 31
Julie Burgstahler 220 points
Thoughts and prayers with Ally!
+4 votes
Nov 1
Grammasuannie 230 points
I do not personally know Ally, but my daughter attended the same high school AND I know that everyone deserves a full life. A third transplant can give Ally that opportunity. Organ donation saves lives and allows those that have lost theirs to live on through their donation.
+4 votes
Nov 3
storermc 210 points
My gorgeous cousin, Ally! I am rooting for you. Sending you our love from Ohio.
+3 votes
Nov 1
Wburenin 210 points
Keep fighting Ally!!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!!!
+3 votes
Nov 2
adqueen 200 points
Prayers!!
+3 votes
Nov 2
Sammerjammers 580 points
She is such a fighter! I can only hope that after going through so much she can finally live a normal life! Praying. ❤️
+2 votes
Nov 3
Maria Golinveaux 360 points
Sending prayers for Ally
+1 vote
Nov 6
Donna Lovett 1 170 points
We are rooting and praying for you Ally!
+1 vote
Nov 8
hkenealy 150 points
Sending you lots of love and prayers, Ally!
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Nov 10