Monday, February 27, 2012

Introducing Jash


Actual Age: 37
Transplant Age: 7 days
Weight: ¼ pound
Size: 4 inches long, 2.5 inches wide and 1.5 inches thick
Born & Raised In: Jeremy
Relocated To: Ashley
Occupation: Filtering Blood and Urine Production
Hobbies: Regulating Blood Pressure and Eliminating Toxins

After the surgery, we decided the kidney needed a name… after all there was a time when it was not Jeremy’s kidney and not yet Ashley’s kidney, but just KIDNEY.  Some names started being thrown around.  It was decided that the name should be a combination of Ashley and Jeremy – a Brangelina kind of thing.   

Ashley, Jeremy & Jash

 Kelly, Ginny (Ashley’s sister and mom) and I were sitting around talking about all the name options.  Meanwhile Jeremy was “asleep” in bed.  At this point he was very out of it and doped up on drugs… but he was coherent and heard everything going on.  All of a sudden, Jeremy raised his hand and starting spelling something.  He air wrote J-A-S-H and then drew a big ------------------. Like “the end” “that’s it” “the final say” “underlined” “it has been spoken”.  And from that day forward, it was known throughout the land as Jash (that was Ashely’s text response from the naming!).

Ashley with her new kidney

Jash is our super star.  He has already started working overtime.  We are so happy that Ashley is now home to Jash. 

Jeremy with his replacement kidney

 Dr. Cotton was kind enough to snap a photo of Jash during transplant.  Thanks Dr. Cotton!  View the picture at your own risk.

 Click to see Jash *warning: graphic material*



  1. OMG, I just lost my appetite!!

    1. I tried to call you on your birthday - I will call you later today (I have a busy morning)

  2. That is so amazing to see what life looks like for my dear friend Ashley. Thank you so much Jeremy for such a beautiful gift. I also would like to say thank you to Kate, because if Kate had not befriended Ashley all those years ago, none of this would be happening.

    Hugs and Love To All,
    Donna Beasley

  3. AMAZING!!!!
    Thank you for sharing this with us. I pray for Jeremy and Ashley and JASH! Hugs to you all.