posted on October 12th 2017 in Blog /

Since the 5th grade, Jenna has participated and excelled in sports – particularly volleyball, basketball and track. Attending all her sporting events, cheering her on from the sidelines was her Uncle Bobby.

“Bobby was the fun uncle and was there every step of the way to support Jenna,” said Trisha Mitchell, Jenna’s mother.

Bobby sadly died when Jenna was in the 8th grade. His decision to be an organ donor made a significant impact on Jenna. She registered to be a donor when she received her license.

Since his death, the family has honored Bobby at the Indiana Donor Network 5k in Fort Wayne. Bobby was a runner – so it was a natural fit. Being active in high school volleyball, Jenna’s schedule has always conflicted with the timing of the 5k.

“Considering that he never missed a sporting event, it really upset Jenna that she couldn’t join the family in honoring Bobby at the 5k,” said Trisha.

After watching a TV news story about an athlete who raised money for a cause, Jenna wanted to do something similar in Bobby’s honor.

As a senior volleyball player at Concordia High School, currently in the lead for average ace per set in the Summit Athletic Conference (SAC), she is putting her skills to work by raising money for Indiana Donor Network in honor of Bobby.

She’s encouraging people to donate one dollar for every ace or to make a general donation to Indiana Donor Network.

Funds raised will benefit the Indiana Donor Network scholarship program. Help support Jenna. Make an online donation in tribute to Bobby by clicking HERE.