Victoria Chadwick's husband, U.S. Marine Sgt. Jake Chadwick, was deployed to Iraq in 2008. During Jake's deployment, Victoria volunteered all her free time helping us at Operation Gratitude, sending care packages to military personnel, and became an instant and beloved member of our family.
Jake returned safely from Iraq and he and Victoria moved to Camp Pendleton to begin their married life together. We were thrilled to learn they had a beautiful baby girl in October, 2010: Ella Marie Chadwick.
However, one week later, Jake was hospitalized with kidney failure and was immediately put on dialysis. There is no known cause and he must now be on dialysis four hours a day, three days a week to stay alive.
Jake, Victoria and Ella's only hope to return to a normal life is for Jake to receive a kidney transplant, preferably from a living donor with blood type O. If you or someone you know can help, please contact Victoria by clicking here.
If you can, please forward this message to your friends and family so we can help this brave young Marine. The Chadwicks have served our nation with honor. Let us show them our gratitude by helping them at this critical time in their lives.