Brad “Scarface” Jordan, known to many as one of the original members of The Geto Boys, contracted COVID-19 in March of 2020. After recovering from harsh complications, he later found out her was in need of a kidney transplant.
This past June, the 50-year-old rapper told FOX DC about his experience with coronavirus. “COVID attacked my lungs first, and then it attacked my kidneys and knocked them out,” the rapper said. “I got full lung recovery, but my kidneys never came back.” Scarface was diagnosed with kidney failure and took to social media in October 2020 in hopes of finding a donor.
I need a kidney y’all any volunteers? B+ blood type— SCARFACE (@BrotherMob) October 7, 2020
The search recently came to an end when Scarface’s son and tour manager, Christopher Jordan, donated a kidney to him last week. The two went under the knife at Methodist Hospital on Tuesday, September 14, and were released three days later.
Christopher tells Houstonia about the major impact his father's kidney failure had on their family. "It happened so quick honestly, he was in the hospital with COVID-19 and a couple days after that we found out his kidney was failing, seems like the next day the doctors were telling us he needed to go on dialysis," he explained.
“What a journey it’s been,” Christopher wrote in a Instagram post. “Surgery went well. My dad is thriving. Kidney is working great! Thank you for all the prayers.” He followed up the post with a video, holding hands with his father. In the clip, Scarface says, “You saved my life, boy. I love you, son. I feel so much better for this.”
The proud son recently updated his biography on Instagram that now reads, “#Living Donor.” He shared on Instagram that the experience was “a moment to remember,” and that making the choice to donate a kidney was “one of the scariest but important decisions” of his life.
"It was a very big decision, but it wasn't one I had to sit and think about. Once I found out he needed a kidney, I made the phone call and told him if I was a match I was going to do it," He explains. "It's my dad. He helped give me life so to me, I felt it was my duty to extend his."
Music mogul James Prince, CEO of Rap-A-Lot Records, the local music label where Scarface and The Geto Boys were signed, also shared a photo of the two in the hospital. Prince writes, “I celebrate with the both of you for being an example of unending love. Chris, a lot of people talk about how much they love your dad, but you have separated yourself from the talkers by your actions. We all salute the both of you and wish you both a speedy recovery.”
After donating the kidney, Christopher created the Wayne C. Wilson Quality of Life Foundation, an initiative set out to spread awareness of organ donation, focused specifically in Black and Brown communities.
"Now that I'm on this side of recovery, I plan to bring awareness on organ donation to the community. I want to teach the importance of maintaining our health, in the African American community. We suffer from high blood pressure, and diabetes, both in which can lead to kidney failure. I want to focus on prevention and quality of life," the living donor concludes.
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