Jennifer Travis Cox
Jennifer Cox is the Founder and Chairman of the Non-Profit 501 (c) 3 Corporation Broken Dolls – Reaching and Touching Parents of Chronically Ill and Deceased Children.
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. Many years later due to complications of this disease, her daughter, Tiffany, passed away.
Using her own life experiences, she saw the needs of parents facing the challenges of caring for special children like Tiffany. While it is a labor of love, it is heart breaking to know that your child has a chronic illness, and the daily challenges one faces are great.
Unfortunately, Jennifer also knows the misery of losing a precious child. Her life is changed forever. She feels that the best way of handling this loss is to take all the love she has for Tiffany and pour it into the lives of other moms and parents who share her experiences.
Jennifer has facilitated a support group for patients waiting for a life-saving transplant for the last 15 years. She is also the Community Advocate for Southwest Transplant Alliance (the local organ bank). She has traveled this country, Europe and Central America 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.
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 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. In 2010, she was featured in several Dallas Morning News Articles and in the July 2011 issue of Real Simple magazine.
Jennifer is also the author of two books. Broken Dolls/Gathering the Pieces – Caring for Chronically Ill Children which details her daily experiences of caring for her chronically ill daughter. She shares tips on parenting not only her daughter, but her other children as well. These lessons and experiences can be used for parents going through any life crisis. In her second book “Out of Storms Comes Survivors – How Ministries are Formed” she shares her personal journey of living with a chronic disease and the many challenges she faced, overcame and identified her calling in life.
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