Adriaunna Jones

Friday, November 28, 2014

AJ 2014, before her
2nd heart and kidney transplant this past
June at Dallas Children's Hospital

OKC Feb 2011, AJ, Chloe and cousin Audrey.
She was 13 here, Chloe 10, Audrey 9.  One of my favorite
times with AJ was when Jackie, Chloe and I picked her and
Stephanie up in Little Rock during a sleet storm
to make it to our classmate Barbie's surprise 40th birthday
party in OKC.  We literally laughed all the way there
and even more on the way back...Poor Jackie,
 he needed headphones and probably his own car LOL :)

 2004 in Little Rock...Jackie, Chloe and I tailgated at a Razorback game
and we left Jackie at the game to visit with Stephanie
and AJ.  Again, another fun visit, full of fun and laughter.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I'm so sad that my sweet, dear friend of 30 years, Stephanie Bates Jones lost her only child, Adriaunna, from complications from her 2nd heart and kidney transplant.  AJ was born in Little Rock on July 24, 1997 with a rare heart condition, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.  In September that year, she got a new heart and begun her journey.  AJ had such a wonderful, fun personality.  Always smiling as you can see in these photos, she was full of life, strength and humor.  A few years back, we picked Stephanie and AJ up in Little Rock for a weekend in our hometown of Oklahoma City for classmate Barbie Barton Greer's surprise birthday party.  We had such a good time going out there on the 4 hour trip, talking Facebook friends, old friends and high school memories.  That weekend was fun and the ride back was one of the most fun times I've had, in a car of 5 people, all girls but Jackie, in my life.  AJ told us all about a fight at school the week before, she said.  "it was a GOOD FIGHT though!" Hahahaha....

At the age of 6, AJ went into End Stage Renal Disease.  After 6 years of dialysis, she got a kidney transplant at 12 years old.  It soon failed and after 2 cardiac arrests and Transplant Coronary Artery Disease, she received a double transplant, heart and kidney this past June in Dallas.

AJ was sweet, smart and hilarious.  She had a great sense of humor on everything.  I've never met someone that smiled as much as she did and was a strong as she was.  I'm very glad we got to spend several visits with her and that weekend in Oklahoma City.  I miss her and I am deeply sad for Stephanie's loss.  I will continue to pray for her and her family as they grieve this great loss.  There's no question AJ is here with us, at peace without pain in all her beauty watching over her mom and family.  We will continue to pray for them.  Rest in peace AJ.  You were and are very much loved.  

Her service is Friday, December 5, 2014 at Lincoln Funeral Home, 8100 Fireside Drive, Dallas,  Reverse Wake is Saturday, December 6, TBA.

To see her COTA page

Be an organ donor.  We are.

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