Luke Brown Bone Marrow Transplant

Many of you in Visalia know Jordan & Megan Brown from their years of owning and operating Mavericks Coffee House. That was where we too met and developed an over a decade long friendship with the Brown family. What you may not know of, is the medical crisis that has hit our friends this year.

On December 4, 2015 Luke Jordan along with his twin sister Belle joined the Brown family, two beautiful gifts from God. With older brother Beau, 7, the Lord has truly blessed Jordan and Megan Brown beyond measure.

In March of this year Luke became sick, as most kids do, however it lingered for a while and concerned Jordan and Megan.   It was at this time that we learned his neutrophils (white blood cells that fight bacteria) were at zero. They were sent to Valley Children’s in Fresno, Ca. right away and Luke was admitted.

Over the following months it became a process of going to the emergency room every time Luke got a fever. There was the risk of even a tiny infection, knowing that brought the chance that infection could spread to his whole body and he wouldn’t be able to fight it off.

During the months that passed the doctors were attempting to find out what exactly Luke had.  It was first thought that this may go away, Benign Neutropenia of childhood, however once genetic tests were done it was confirmed that Luke has Severe Congenital Neutropenia which affects approximately 5 out of every 1 million children.

Severe Congenital Neutropenia is caused by a mutation in his genes of which there is nothing that can cure him other than a bone marrow transplant.   There is also a much higher risk for Luke to get Leukemia because of his condition.

After much prayer and consult, the doctors and the Brown’s agreed to proceed with a bone marrow transplant for Luke. Luke’s older brother Beau is a perfect match and will be his bone marrow donor.

The process, to take place at Stanford Children’s Hospital, will take approximately 3 months and involve a vast amount of tests, medications, procedures, and time.

After much thought and prayer Jordan Brown, Luke’s father, has decided to take a leave of absence from his job at the D.A.’s office in Tulare County to be by the side of Luke and his mother Megan during this ordeal and to also take care of their two other kids Beau and Belle.

A decision like this is never easy and the economics are frightening, however God has given the Brown’s peace that their family takes precedent over everything else at this time, and the Lord will guide and carry them as He always has and always will. 

We are asking you, first and foremost, to pray! Pray for little Luke and the barrage of tests and surgery that is in his future. Pray for Beau as he undergoes the bone marrow extraction. Pray for the team of doctors and surgeons, that God will give them wisdom, and that He will go before the Brown family and will provide for all their needs. Pray for Jordan and Megan that God would fill them with His peace that passes all understanding.

And if able, would you consider supporting the Brown family? Monies raised will be used for all of their medical bills, housing during their time at Stanford, and any other expenses that come about as they step out in faith to give Luke Jordan the best care possible.

Also, please share this campaign on your social media so that we can spread the word and rally support and prayers for the Brown family!

Thanks,
Eric & Trisha Sapien


 

 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Eric Sapien 
Organizer
Visalia, CA
Jordan Brown 
Beneficiary
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