About the Author
Jennifer Cox is the Community Advocate for Southwest Transplant Alliance (the local organ bank). She has traveled this country, Europe and Central American carrying the positive message of healthy living and the importance of organ donation. Widely applauded for her calm demeanor and straightforward truthfulness, Jennifer touches her audience with her special blend of faith and strength. As a young wife and mother, Jennifer was faced with the task of caring for her daughter who was diagnosed with Lupus, a debilitating chronic disease. Realizing others may face the same life and death choices, she called upon her faith to form a support group to encourage patients that are waiting for organ transplants and/or those that are newly transplanted. Using her own life experiences, Jennifer builds a connection with her audience when she speaks at venues, such as churches, businesses, sororities, hospitals and fundraisers. She especially enjoys encouraging young girls with her message of hope, tolerance and overcoming. She has been featured in national magazine articles, such as Heart and Soul and Essence, and in local magazines and newspapers. She has also been a special guest on television talk shows and radio programs. In 2000, she received the Status of Women Award from Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. for community service. She is listed among the "Who's Who among students in American Junior Colleges. Jennifer also served on the Advisory Board and Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation of North Texas. In 2009, she received the Patient of the Year award from Methodist Medical Center of Dallas for dedicated service and community service. Jennifer is also the author of "Broken Dolls - Gathering the Pieces" which details her experience of caring for her chronically ill daughter. Jennifer Cox resides in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, Henry. Together, they have four children and four grandchildren.