Natalie Kluss-Bown

Secretary (HTx)

Hello my name is Natalie Bown. I was lucky to receive a donor heart in 2018. I spent a lot of time recovering post transplant both physically and mentally. In 2020, I finally had time to stop and consider how I could support AHLTA and other patients pre and post transplant. I had already joined the AHLTA support group on Facebook and COVID 19 presented opportunities to attend meetings online so I started that way. I am super excited to be helping out as secretary in 2021. I am really keen to continue with AHLTA Heart and Lung Outreach (HALO) in Tasmania as we are quite isolated down here so it is nice to meet other Tasmanians on the same journey. When I am not helping AHLTA, I consider myself to be a maker, a baker and a Speech Pathologist.