Greetings, We apologize for the delay in providing an update regarding JoJo. Great news to share: Jo's heart transplant was a success and her new heart is working beautifully. She is eternally grateful to her donor and their family for the gift and this second chance. Jo continues to make strides in her recovery process. She is awake, able to eat small bites independently and talk. Her lively personality is making a comeback. She has a long road ahead filled with physical and occupational therapy but we know she will come through stronger and can't wait to get back to her family and life. We are incredibly thankful to all of you for your continued prayers, positive thoughts, and donations. They mean more than can be said. Wishing everyone a beautiful day from all of us and from our girl.
Since our last update Joanne has been blessed to receive a life saving heart transplant. Although her road to recovery will be long we are hopeful this gift of life will bring her back home to her family. She is still in critical condition and there are still many hurdles she must overcome. As more time goes on Joanne’s two little boys need our support more than ever. Her eldest son just had a wonderful birthday celebration and the community came together to make it extra special. However since our JoJo’s hospitalization, her absence was and continues to be felt by us all. The amount of support and love that Joanne and the Drenckhahn family has received continues to astound us. Please continue to keep her in your prayers and hearts as we help her and her family navigate through this unimaginable time.
There are no words to express how deeply grateful we are to every one of you for the outpouring of love, well wishes, donations and prayers. This is truly a testament to how special JoJo is and how she has impacted us all. She has been transferred to a hospital in the city for a higher level of care and, on arrival, underwent placement of a Biventricular Assist Device which will allow her heart to rest. There is a high potential for a heart transplant and discussions and preparations are taking place. Joanne is stable, but critical. She is resting and we know she would be so overwhelmed with the genuine kindness and care she and her family are receiving. From all of us to you, thank you for your continued love, support and prayers. They mean more than you know. We will continue to update this page often.
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Joanne you are one of the nicest people we have ever met, your are loved by so many and everyone is praying for a speedy and full recovery. You, Steve and the boys are on our prayers. Love Pete, Diane, Elizabeth and Jennifer
May the lord Jesus, bless and heal you and your family. LtCoL Al Navarra USAF ret.
Thinking and praying for you and your family!
Love you all. Love aunt Judy and Uncle Benny
So happy to see that smile again 💗
George, we are praying for your daughter’s recovery. All our love from my family to yours.
Joanne you are one of the greatest. My prayers for your speedy recovery and quick return to your loved ones. You are strong and brave and will show us how your mighty spirit will overcome this!