Jan is an Outer Banks native who has lived in Manteo for many years. She has two sons who, along with Jan, are proud graduates of Manteo High School. They love the local community and their Outer Banks heritage.

Last Christmas Jan was admitted to the ICU and was facing the possibility of a liver transplant. She describes the situation as, “just one thing after another.”

Once discharged and considering treatment options, Jan needed help with her bills. She approached the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services who referred her to the Outer Banks Relief Foundation. When reflecting on the generosity of Relief Foundation donors, Jan said,

“I do not know what I would do without them.”

Recently her prognosis improved, and she’s been removed from the transplant list. She is feeling better and is thankful for the care provided by her mother, sister, and sons. She is also extremely grateful for the financial assistance of the Outer Banks Relief Foundation.

“I appreciate life in a different way now. People are so generous and genuinely caring. The Outer Banks Relief Foundation has played a big part, as well as the people of Dare County. I have a lot of special people to thank.”

*Although this story is real, we have changed this beneficiary’s name and likeness to honor her privacy.