Jamal Jamison is a 50-year-old father of five and an Army Veteran, who served six years of active duty in the Security Forces as a military police officer. His first four years were between 1992-1996 then in 2001, while working two blocks from the World Trade Centers, found himself in the nightmare of 9/11. Jamal was recalled by the Army two days after the attack, and for the next two weeks helped dig through the rubble. He then spent the rest of his two years stationed at McGuire AFB, NJ.
After his honorable discharge in 2010, Jamal went back to work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons spending 26 years, starting as a corrections officer, and working his way to Warden and is currently working at FCI Otisville, a medium-security federal correctional institution.
Jamal and his wife Monique have been married for 17 years and are raising five children ages 9 to 19. He began having kidney issues in 2017 and has progressed to Stage 4 but has not yet started dialysis. He is doing his best to take care of himself and has been eating a Mediterranean diet. Jamal enjoys watching sci-fi movies, traveling, riding bikes with his kids, and has a dream of taking Monique on an exciting trip to Paris. Jamal’s family has been ruled out medically to donate. Monique describes her husband as a “very selfless person who puts others' needs above himself.” Will you help us give Jamal more years to be there for his wife and kids, to watch them grow into adulthood?
Jamal has enlisted the help of a Veteran's organization called DOVE Transplant which is helping in his outreach to find his life-saving kidney donor. DOVE will assist all prospective donors throughout the process and make sure they do not incur any out-of-pocket expenses related to the evaluation or surgery.
A healthy person can live a normal life with one kidney and save this Veteran's life! Please click on the link below if you would like to learn more OR call 551-449-8319.