First Responders
Jade's Journey
First Responders
Created March 14th, 2023

Sergeant 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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Simons Angels
Simons Angels donated $2,500 Top 3 Donor
4 days ago
Joan & Bob Evitt
Joan & Bob Evitt donated $2,000 Top 3 Donor

God bless the Alvarez family. 💚💖❤️🙏

5 days ago
Jeff & Becky Skoll
Jeff & Becky Skoll donated $1,000 Top 3 Donor
6 days ago
Glenn Freschi
Glenn Freschi donated $500

Our prayers are with you all. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Glenn and Pam Freschi

1 hour ago
Keith Cohl
Keith Cohl donated $100

Praying for a complete healing and peace for all the family.

1 hour ago
Tami Ervin
Tami Ervin donated $50

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. 💜💜💜

2 hours ago
Ruth Talley
Ruth Talley donated $100
3 hours ago
Suzanna Rumon
Suzanna Rumon donated $20

My prayers are with you!

6 hours ago
Ryan Delaney
Ryan Delaney donated $50
7 hours ago
Joan Miller
Joan Miller donated $50

May god bless your family! From joan miller (ashlee Bollinger Grandmother)

8 hours ago
Erin Colcord
Erin Colcord donated $25
9 hours ago
Cheryl Richards
Cheryl Richards donated $100
10 hours ago
Scott Pense
Scott Pense donated $100
10 hours ago
Jade's Journey
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