North Texas mother waits for heart transplant

Friends and complete strangers of a North Texas mother in need of a heart transplant are stepping up to help her and people just like her.

Jana Crow makes a living on her feet. The 40-year-old is a hair stylist. But these days, Crow is too tired to walk on her own.

"A lot of people are pulling for me,” said Crow. “It's definitely a God thing."

Crow was born with a rare heart defect. At just 19 years old, Crow had to get a pacemaker.

The mother of three has always relied on her humor and friends to get through the tough times.

Now, nearly 30 heart surgeries later, she's counting on both more than ever.

Melissa Jennings-Delgado has known Crow since high school.

“She got a lot to live for and I just want to help her,” Crow’s friend said.

So Jennings-Delgado used social media to bring attention to Crow's condition and the need for donors nationwide.

"I'm challenging 3 people today to go to Donate Life and what I want you to do is register to become an organ donor,” Jennings-Delgado said in the video she posted on a Facebook page she created called ‘Jana’s Journey 4 a New Heart.’

Crow also made a video from her hospital bed.

"Either take a picture of yourself actually doing this online or you can type it out on the computer and challenge somebody else,” Crow said in her video.

The videos have been viewed thousands of times and plenty of people have taken action, posting pictures of their driver's license and showing they've registered to become an organ donor.

"It's crazy,” said Crow. “I didn't know I had so many supporters, so many people who loved me."

Once crow is healthy enough, she'll find out where she falls on the organ transplant list.  Crow says her goals are to run a marathon and see her grandkids grow up.

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