Jennifer Ortiz from Colorado, USA suffers from a weakening heart problem. The 24-year-old woman has said visiting Dubai is on her bucket list.
Jennifer shared a GoFundMe page in an attempt to help raise money to make her wish come. In an online post last week she said that she “scared and sad” but “trying to stay positive” after she was denied of a third heart transplant.
Jennifer was first diagnosed with an enlarged heart aged 11 and her first transplant when she was 12, and the second was in 2017.
She is currently depending on a biventricular assist device (BiVAD), which helps to pump blood through her body when her heart fails to do it. Her family is unsure on how much time she has left to live.
Jennifer’s bucket list contains the following:
Go to Dubai: Burj Khalifa, Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
New York: go to a Broadway show, see the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, dinner with her east coast friends
California: rent a house to celebrate Thanksgiving with her entire family
Italy: Rome, Venice (gondola ride), Lake Como (train ride through Switzerland)
London: London Eye, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace
Spain: Barcelona, Madrid
Attend a taping of Ellen
Meet the Jonas Brothers
Go to Morocco and ride camels through the desert
Meet Bruno Mars
To see Lizzo in concert
Go to a home game to watch the Cowboys
To see Avril Lavigne in concert