Dear Friends, Family and Community,
I am writing to you today on behalf of my loving wife, Jasmine Brown. Since Jasmine was 23-years old, she has been battling kidney disease. Only 5 months after she was diagnosed, I gave Jasmine her first donated kidney. Now, at 35, Jasmine is in need of a second life-saving kidney transplant to survive.
May 30, 2017
Jasmine received a kidney from her sister in law, Kirsten Villa, on August 15th, 2016. She has good days and bad as she recovers, but Kristen undoubtedly saved Jasmine’s life.
We are forever grateful to the Villas and to all of you who supported Jas as she worked toward a transplant and who continue to help. The journey is not over. Transplantation is a treatment, not a cure. Your support as she continues to get stronger means the world.
May 13, 2015
Thanks to the skill and care of vascular surgeon Dr. Michael Schwartz, Jasmine’s second fistula attempt appears to be successful!
While getting a kidney is obviously a much better option than dialysis, having a viable fistula is a comforting safety net.
June 28, 2015
Jasmine is a childhood friend. I love her, and u for loving her. I pray for her health and financial rescue u will need.
June 8, 2015
I just want you to know how much I love you and how proud I am of you. Your strength and will are amazing...
September 1, 2014
Hey sweetie, I just want you to know how proud I am of your strength the past couple of months. You keep taking body blow after body blow, but you keep getting up to keep fighting. You inspire and motivate me everyday. I love you.
August 4, 2014
Hey Sweetie, I just wanted you to know I love you so much and I am so sorry this is happening to you. It really breaks my heart that you are going through all of this. I wish there was something I could do to help. but you know my circumstances aren't much better than yours at the moment as I wait for disability so that I can get a much needed surgery that is affecting my breathing. I can and will ,however, continue to pray for will and know that my thoughts are with you daily. Love you sweet girl.
Lara Patterson Hamilton