Thanksgiving Kidney Brothers Love
My brother Julio, left his foot in Vietnam (land mine). My other brother Jesse, left his bone marrow in my brother Julio. And I Stephen, left my kidney in my brother Jesse. All for a Miracle of Life !
I have three beautiful sisters, two hero brothers, But this fund raiser is for my brother Jesse. You see, my brother Jesse gave his bone marrow to my brother Julio who lost a foot in vietnam stepping on a land mine. Doctors said a bone marrow transplant was the only thing that can possibly help him. My brother Julio decided to go ahead with transplant. Well ! bone marrow transplant failed, and we lost brother Julio to bone cancer. Unbearable pain when you lose a loved one as many of you know. Funny thing cancer is, two of my sisters and mom are breast cancer survivors. But this fund raiser is for my brother Jesse.
What I will go through is small compaired to what my brother Julio and Jesse will go through. They are my hero's. Being the oldest of six Jesse was the one we all looked up too. REALLY 6foot 3inches tall. He was the one who had to keep the peace, Worked to provide at a young age. Stepped in to be the big brother to protect the rest of us.
Jesse donated his bone marrow to Julio trying to save his life. No rescue for my brother Julio died shortly after transplant. PAIN UNBEARABLE! With family praying, crying, & holding Julio not wanting to let go. I bent over, kissed him and whispered in his ear. " This is the last war you ever have to fight my brother, you rest in peace I love.
This is brotherJulio who turned forty years old just before bone marrow transplant, little goodies never hurt no one. Little did the family know that this was going to be the last birthday we celebrate with Julio.
My brother Jesse with his wife son and daughter. Jesse's son Mark at the young age of 11 was shot walking home, after playing basketball with friends. Dispite all efforts doctor were unable to repair the spinal damage, which left him paralized from the waist down. My brother Jesse has taken care of his son Mark thru all the trials and tribulation. Mark turn out to be a very good man. Even in a wheelchair out shoveling snow, awesome !
As I said, my brother Jesse was the true man of the house. He has been through so much, done so much for family and friends. I don't know how to pay him back but to do this fund raiser. Hi I'm Stephen! I'm the kidney donor. I'm the man that want's his brother Jesse to enjoy what he love's to do best. FISH ! Just before Thanksgiving I gave my brother Jesse one of my kidneys.
I was touched when Northwestern Hospital Chicago, gave me this certificate. But the most important thing was the health of my brother Jesse.
This is my self, Mother, & Jesse. I love my brothers and at the age of 73 the hospital did not to do the surgery on Jesse because of his age. Thanks to Jesse's kidney doctor who validated his health. I'm 57 yrs old and was shocked I had a good kidney. LOL All money will be going to help with post surgery health care. ForJesse will be on med's for the rest for his life. Money, Also will go to help pay for Jesse's house which I believe is more then half paid for. The car he had to get for his job, he delivers medicines to homes. And believe me the pay is not good and once a month. Who can go a month for a paycheck. Because honesty is the best policy. My brother Jesse has been a honest, hard working, family man all his life. Jesse is retired. But still has to work to care for his wife Diane, who is disable from a heart attack. And a son who was shot at a young age, confined to a wheelchair. I need to help my brother Jesse, so he can enjoy that brand new second hand kidney. After all the bills and the cost of insurance my brother Jesse like most Americans need help. Please Help ! And feel free to pass this to people you know, and people you don't know. LOL Thank you for all your support. We will alway keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Here's a couple of video's enjoy smile and even laugh
Ok still trying to put video's downloaded or uploaded. I'm not a computer person.
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