Prayers for Dylon Jacobs-Price

In August 2015, Dylon was suddenly diagnosed with kidney failure after attending a physical at a football fundraising event. His blood pressure was extremely high and then the journey began...

His mother, Lindsey Jacobs, was insightful enough to rush him to the emergency room here in Naples. They then sent Dylon immediately to the children's hospital in Ft. Myers, who in turn sent him to Miami Children's Hospital. He was diagnosed with a kidney disease, F.S.G.S. (Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis), and started dialysis the following month, September, in Miami twice a week.

Through many months of traveling for dialysis and doctor appointments, Lindsey has been an incredible mother and advocate for her son - pushing and questioning the doctors constantly for answers and how to best treat Dylon. Her persistence paid off and he was put on the deceased kidney donor waiting list while testing herself first to see if she could be his live donor. Through the grace of God, she was a match and cleared for surgery!

In the meantime, Dylon took a trip to Boston Children's Hospital in January for a second opinion. They agreed with Miami's protocol and so the decision was made...Lindsey donated her kidney to her son Dylon on January 28 in Miami and it has thus far been a successful surgery! His new kidney is working beautifully!! In addition to Lindsey, Dylon's family - his father David (and Sara), grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins - have been by his side every step of the way.

Dylon is still in the hospital as he experienced a set back during recovery. We pray things will get back on track, his pain will subside and the kidney continues to function and his body does not reject it.

It will be a long road of recovery for him. He will most likely be spending the next several weeks in Miami with many months of travels to and from so they can keep continuous monitoring of him.

Lindsey is a true warrior but has been spread thin trying to also be there for Dylon's two little brothers, ages 3 and 5, being a single mother to her three boys. Donating her kidney was a major surgery but her own recuperation has become second in that her first concern is Dylon's recovery.

The outpouring of love and support from family, friends and the whole community has been overwhelming. Lindsey, Dylon and their whole family greatly appreciate all of the prayers, love and support.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Denae Jacobs Dolde 
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Joyce Jacobs 
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