Jace’s Journey Inc, a non-profit organization, was founded in 2018 to address racial disparities in maternal health outcomes. The US is the only industrialized nation with rising maternal mortality rates and the increase disproportionately affects women of color. African-American mothers are dying at 3-4 times the rate of non- Hispanic whites. Infants born to African-American mothers are dying at twice the rate as infants born to non- Hispanic white mothers.
In May of 2018, Brandon Isaac sat in a hospital room with his son, Jace Alexander, due in a month with no fetal heartbeat and his wife, Tomeka, unconscious, diagnosed with the life threatening H.E.L.L.P Syndrome and fighting for her life. Forty five (45) hospital days and 7 surgeries later, thanks to prayers and an amazing surgical team, Tomeka and Brandon Isaac left the hospital together.
The couple learned Tomeka’s sickness and Jace’s death could have been prevented. In honor of their son, the Isaacs created Jace’s Journey to raise awareness and contribute to improving maternal/fetal healthcare disparities.
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