Jorge Berry Jorge and Jourdyn Berry

First post: May 16, 2021 Latest post: May 25, 2021
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 One family that is very well loved in our community is the Berry Family, Jorge, Kelly, Jourdyn, and Isaac.  The entire family have invested in our community for many years through soccer, dance, cheerleading and so many other countless ways they have selflessly given their support and love to others.  Now is a time the Berry Family need us to give back to them. In the past few years Jorge has experienced some serious health issues.  He developed diabetes and kidney disease and in Jan. 2019 his kidney disease had progressed to stage 4 and started dialysis in March.  Last year during the pandemic shut down Jourdyn had the opportunity to come home and help care for her dad.  In April of 2020 Jorge had a hip replacement, in May he broke his leg and in July had another surgery for the same hip due to not healing properly.  One of the positives that came from this time of Jorge being in the hospital was that he lost enough weight to become a eligible for a kidney transplant.  Jourdyn didn't hesitate to see if she was a match and in October of 2020 it was confirmed that she was indeed a match and would donate one of her kidneys to her dad, Jorge. This transplant surgery will take place on May 24 at 8:00 a.m.  Jorge calls this date his second birthday and a chance for a new life thanks to the selfless act of Jourdyn's donation. This site will be used to update you during the day of surgery as well as recovery.  The surgery will take approx three hours.  Jourdyn will most likely be dismissed 24 hours later with a three week recovery, Jorge will stay 48-72 hours with a recovery time as well.  Here is how we can help... on Sunday, May 23 we would like to gather on the lawn at The Berry's House (2505 Beech Lane) at 3:30 to pray for them.  We want to keep a safe distance to keep Jorge and Jourdyn healthy so we form a circle around them in the yard and offer our prayers for them.   We would also like people to start praying Monday, May 24 at 6:00 a.m. until 12:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 25th. Please sign up for a time of prayer on this site so the Berry Family can see they are being covered in prayer during this time.  Thank you friends for loving on this family that we all love so much! Vickie Conrad