Marena "MJ" Jordan served as a combat medic in the Army from 1998 to 2004 and was deployed to Iraq for 13 months.
Upon medical discharge from the Army, Marena continued to serve the military community as a telehealth technician for the Bronx VA Medical Center. However, she developed end-stage kidney disease and was unable to continue full-time work.
MJ is a mom to three children. A kidney transplant would enable MJ to live a healthier and full life free from dialysis. Many of MJ’s family has come forward to donate but they were ruled out medically.