Mitchell Alvarez with the Brentwood Police Department and his family have been
going through a tragic medical situation with their daughter Jade. Jade has
been diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia, which is bone marrow failure. It is
a very rare disease and even more rare in a child her age. Sergeant Alvarez has
been a police officer for 15 years serving our community and also served our
country as a United States Marine Corps veteran. We here at the Brentwood
Police Department are asking the community to assist us in helping the Alvarez
Family with medical expenses they will have through Jade’s long journey. Below
is a message from the family:
Over the past few months, our 4 year old daughter Jade has experienced life threatening medical problems. In December of 2022, we noticed bruising all over her body that we had no explanation for. We took her to the pediatrician where she was immediately sent for lab work. That evening we received a phone call that has since flipped our world upside down. Jade’s blood counts were critically low. She was sent to a pediatric hematologist and hospitalized for multiple transfusions, observation and a bone marrow biopsy. She was released, but monitored very closely with blood draws and weekly transfusions for a few months. A couple weeks ago they did another bone marrow biopsy to officially diagnose her with Severe Aplastic Anemia. We are heartbroken and devastated by this diagnosis. This is bone marrow failure which means her body isn’t producing anywhere near the amount of blood she needs to live. This disease is fatal and the only cure is a bone marrow transplant. The first preferred line of treatment is a sibling matched donor. We our among the very lucky few to have our 7 year old daughter Ava be a 100% perfect genetic match to Jade for a transplant donor. Jade’s disease is progressing greatly and her health is declining rapidly. Very soon Jade will be admitted into UCSF for a couple months. She will first undergo chemotherapy to prep her body for her transplant, then receive her big sister’s stem cells to save her life. Our older daughter Ava will also be admitted into UCSF for surgery to remove her healthy marrow from her hips in order to transplant Jade. We also have a 2 year old son, Cruz who very much needs us as well. One of us will always be with Jade in the hospital for the intense care she needs while the other is home caring for our other two children. Please keep Jade and our family in your prayers as we walk this incredibly challenging road ahead.
Thank you, Mitchell and Brittany.
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Our prayers are with you all. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Glenn and Pam Freschi
Praying for a complete healing and peace for all the family.
I worked with Sylvia Alvarez. I remember when she told us Jade was born! I’m sorry your family is going thru this. Best wishes to Jade. 💜💜💜
My prayers are with you!
May god bless your family! From joan miller (ashlee Bollinger Grandmother)
God bless the Alvarez family. 💚💖❤️🙏