Meet St. Joseph Parish Family - The Martins
Nancy Martin is a Third Grade teacher @ St. Joseph Parish School and an Eucharistic Minister.
Jamie Martin, an usher at St. Joseph Parish, has worked at Yellow Freight in Richfield for 20 years and is a Teamster at Local 407 (Cleveland). He graduated from Barberton High School in 1992. His parents still reside in Barberton.
Their daughter Maggie, 18, is a 2013 graduate of St. Joseph Parish School, an alumn of Stow-Munroe Falls High School, and currently a freshman at Kent State University.
May 9, 2018
Dear St. Joseph Family:
I am Nancy Martin, third grade teacher for St. Joseph Parish School. I have what I hope are two simple requests that will make a world of difference to my family. One, please share this message with family, friends, and co-workers. Two, please keep my family in your prayers.
Some of you may know my husband Jamie, who is an usher at 5pm Mass on Saturdays. What you may not know is that Jamie is at stage V kidney failure. Doctors have been unable to determine its cause, and it has quickly gone from stage IV to V. Jamie’s doctor has indicated that he needs a kidney transplant and wants him to have it this summer. Time is not currently on Jamie’s side.
The doctor also informed us that when placed on a recipient list, people wait for five or more years to be paired with an organ donor. So the doctor suggested we pursue finding a living donor and getting the word out as soon as possible to as many as possible. The information to share includes:
Those interested in being a kidney donor for Jamie, should visit http://www.clevelandlivingdonor.org/ . Enter James B.Martin for Recipient’s Name and 11-04-1972 for Recipient’s Birth Date. Note: Jamie’s blood type is A negative but the negative is not a key factor in the donation process.
Myself, Jamie, our daughter Maggie, and the rest of our family thank you for sharing our story and praying with us. We are truly blessed to be part of the St. Joseph family.
God’s blessings to you and your families,
Mrs. Nancy Martin