Get Me to 21: Gabi Lowe’s epic battle to save her daughter’s life

Cape Town, 14 June 2019: In her brilliant memoir, Get Me To 21 Gabi Lowe reveals the incredible journey she embarks on to save Jenna, a bright young girl diagnosed with a life-threatening rare disease. This is the untold true story of a mother’s courageous battle to get her daughter to 21.

In this compelling book, Gabi Lowe writes in the introduction, “It’s been three long excruciating years since you died, Jen. I know I have to tell your story, but it is overwhelming. I am immobilised by the enormity of it and cannot seem to start. Help me, Jen. How can I ever do you justice? How can I find the courage to relive it? But how can I not?”

Indeed, how could she not?

In 2013 Jenna was diagnosed with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. At the time, there was little clinical awareness and medicine available to treat patients in South Africa. Jenna’s complex health issues seemed insurmountable. The need for a bi-lateral lung transplant in a country where only 0.3% of the population are organ donors, intensified. Yet, Gabi’s capacity for sacrifice, hope and the urgency to save her daughter’s life inspired her to achieve what looked like the impossible. Driven by consciousness and compassion, with the help of her seriously ill daughter Jenna, her family and friends, Gabi faced these challenges head on.

The book reveals how the Lowe family’s tireless campaigning to raise awareness for Pulmonary Hypertension,
organ transplantation and rare diseases in South Africa became a fight, not only for Jenna’s needs, but for all South Africans.
We see how Jenna’s ultimate passion to change the world for the better, even in sickness, would create massive social impact in her country. Organ donor registration increased by 238%, through her #GetMeTo21 campaign.
Their journey was extraordinary.

In Get Me to 21, the reader discovers that vulnerability is not a weakness, it is the quickest path to courage.
This is a book written by an ordinary mother. Her challenges, her traumas, her times of weakness and her moments of despair and pain. Gabi’s words laced with humility and wisdom come from having lived and learned.
This is the story of Jenna Lowe.

Get Me to 21 is on sale from the 1 August 2019 and available online at and

About the Author:
Since Jenna’s death, Gabi Lowe has become a sought-after life coach who runs workshops on emotional resilience. She is well known for the rare set of interpersonal skills that she brings to her coaching. Most notably, an ability to process emotional complexity developed over many years of dealing with adversity, challenge and the deep personal loss of Jenna. The result is a coaching method built on a depth of life experience, compassion, courage and insight that offers clients a unique and powerful roadmap on the journey of self-development, personal resilience and conscious leadership allowing you to lead an authentic and full life.

Gabi is a professionally qualified coach (DIPC TCC), mentor, facilitator and International speaker. She is a member of the ICF and COMENSA. She practices from her office in Cape Town. Gabi also became a founder and director of Public Benefit Organisation, The Jenna Lowe Trust. As a Director of the organisation, Gabi continues Jenna’s work and legacy for PH patients who otherwise have no access to the medication and expertise they need.

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