Los Angeles, CA...May 15th 2007: The demonstrative Judge Joe Brown, the “gavel master” of his own television courtroom show has ignored or avoided repeated attempts by Kaiser Permanente Hospital/Sunset and from friends of his sister Jerri Brown, to contact him. The 55 year old sister of the man daily dispensing “Judge Joe’s Justice”on television, lay in a coma near death, with total kidney failure, pneumonia and on life-support for over three weeks without any response from her brother.
Jerri was adopted by Judge Joe’s parents when she was an infant and given the family last name. She was raised along side her older brother Joseph in Los Angeles CA. Sadly, depression, low self esteem and failure to communicate her feelings led to years of drug addition. She did however recover, conquered her demons and restored her life.
Although Judge Joe and Jerri were estranged due to the obvious pyridines surrounding addiction, there is no one else at this time to speak for her or to answer the question life support eventually demands...when?
“We fall down... but we get up,” an inspiring metaphor of strength coupled with the biblical adage “we are our brothers keeper,” which profoundly implies “our sisters” too added to the familiar saying...“if my advice is good for others then it’s gotta be good for me” can only be true if you practice what you preach. It’s time to step-up…before the sound of the final gavel.