TV Series - Aug 29, 2022
We wish him a peaceful rest. Guillermo Rojas and Kara Bass tied the knot on Sunday's 90 Day Fiancé. Their wedding, however, was bittersweet, because Guillermo's family still mourns the loss of his brother, José Joaquin.
Scroll down to learn more about their heartbreaking loss.“Last night, Guillermo got a phone call from his family saying that his brother José Joaquín was in the hospital with renal failure,” Kara, 29, said in her confessional during an episode that aired on June 26.
“Joaqu*n had to move back to the Dominican Republic with his middle brother so they could take care of him.” It describes a condition in which the kidneys unexpectedly become incapable of filtering waste products from the blood, as described by MayoClinic.
As the kidneys lose their ability to filter waste, dangerous levels of waste accumulate in the blood. The disease develops rapidly and requires intensive treatment. Otherwise healthy people can recover from renal failure, but it can be fatal.“His dialysis had been ongoing for a year before he was hospitalized, and I believe things took a turn for the worse last night,” said the Virginia native.
Since Guillermo, 23, already had a 90-day visa, he couldn't leave the country to go to his brother in the Dominican Republic without an "Advance Parole" document as he was going through a family emergency. Since the k-1 visa only allows a one-time entry into the country, he would have to reapply for it if he traveled outside the country without permission during the 90 days before the wedding.
He choked back tears as he recalled the beautiful times he had with José Joaqu*n when he was a kid. I can only imagine how I would feel if my brother died. That would be one of the worst things that could happen to me."
Guillermo and Kara received the heartbreaking news the next day. As early as 4 a.m. this morning, Guillermo received a phone call telling him that his brother had passed away," Kara told the cameras. He was doing better when we heard from him yesterday, he was speaking clearly and having coherent thoughts.
I don't think any of us expected it to happen so soon." "If this were to happen, what ifs and all these things had been discussed, but I don't think any of us expected it to happen so soon."
The couple received the heartbreaking news 35 days before their wedding, and since they could not postpone the wedding to allow Guillermo time to mourn the loss of his brother, they found a way to honor José Joaqu*n - who was a huge supporter of the couple during their engagement - by dedicating one of the last seats in the front row to him during their wedding ceremony.