ST. LOUIS, Mo.—The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) announced it'll be hosting a "Week of Jan" from January 20th through the 24th.
"Jan Thompson is the partner of Danielle Doerfler and currently on the UNOS organ donation list waiting on a second double lung transplant. Jan received the amazing gift of a first set of new lungs in April of 2013 at Barnes Jewish Hospital, however those lungs began to reject in February of 2019. Throughout 2019 and into 2020 Jan has received numerous treatments to try and slow the rejection, however ultimately a new set of lungs is the only long term option. Jan has cystic fibrosis which is a progressive genetic disease that affects the lungs, pancreas and other organs. It causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe, most often resulting in the destruction of the lungs. Currently over 30,000 people are living with CF in the United States and over 700,000 worldwide.
Jan has been a passionate fundraiser and advocate for the Cystic Fibrosis Gateway Chapter, helping to raise funds and awareness of this disease, ultimately hoping like many others to find a cure. She also has an equal passion for organ donation and is forever grateful to her donor for her gift in 2013. She now patiently waits for the opportunity to receive another "gift of life" and her second set of lungs in 2020."
On Tuesday the 21st, there will be a Softball Bake Sale and Dance T-Shirt Sale from 11-1 p.m. in Ryan Hall. That evening, the women's and men's basketball teams host Principia. At both halftimes of each game there will be a half-court shootout with just a $1.00 entry fee.
On Thursday the 23rd, it'll be movie night in the Lewis Room with 5 Feet Apart being the feature film. On Friday the 24th, it'll be Trivia Night with doors opening at 6 p.m. It'll be $50.00 per table, 10 players per table held in the DSAC. Finally, on Saturday at halftime of the women's games against MacMurray there will be a knockout game with again a $1.00 entry fee.
To view the Trivia Night Flyer visit HERE.
To purchase a Stand By Your Jan T-Shirt visit HERE.
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