The origins of The WayWesX17 Homeless Project are embedded in my determination to positively overcome the grief of my sons, Waymond II & Wesley Pearce Brown. In October 1990, our beloved son Wesley Pearce was born with Potter's Syndrome, the absence of kidneys. Wesley lived for 23 minutes. In May 2012, our beloved son Waymond II died from sudden cardiac death. He was 23 years old. Instead of dying in the sands of grief, I started WayWesX17, an Xavier Brown Foundation, in 2015, a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization.
Way is the abbreviation for Waymond II;
Wes is the abbreviation for Wesley Pearce;
X is the middle initial of our beloved son, Kristopher Xavier; and
17 is the year the founder graduated from USC with a Master in Social Work.