JOE IS RAISING MONEY FOR A NEW KIDNEY

Joe and me at Five Guys Hamburger in Munster 7212016

My buddy Joe Chavez-Mosqueda, raising money for his kidney transplant at Five Guys Hamburgers today! Please check out his page and his blog!  PLEASE SHARE!

Link to Joe’s Page on National Foundation of Transplants: http://patients.transplants.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=485635&lis=1&supId=436380530&patientPID=17324

Link to today’s Benefit Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/132997903790073/

Link to Joe’s Blog: http://jwalkingrenalpatientiv-v.weebly.com/

Joe’s Story: In the mid-90s, Joseph was diagnosed with diabetes, but he spent many years in denial about what the disease was doing to his body. Then in 2009, a year after undergoing weight loss surgery, he learned his kidneys were failing. He was shocked that so much damage had been done to his body, and he became an advocate for kidney health so he could encourage others to take charge of their health. Doctors now say a kidney transplant is necessary.

During such a difficult time, his wife, Christine, has been his rock and by his side every step of the way. Together, he and Christine have four children and nine grandchildren. He is determined to overcome this health battle, as he wants nothing more than to see his grandchildren become adults. Before his health began to decline, he enjoyed long distance cycling to maintain his weight loss, but doctors have strongly encouraged him to retire from this sport. Most recently, he has taken up walking to stay active. After receiving his transplant, he hopes to continue sharing his story to educate others through his experiences with diabetes, hypertension and end-stage renal disease.

The average kidney transplant costs approximately $250,000. And that’s only the beginning. Even with health insurance, which will cover the cost of the transplant, he faces significant expenses related to the surgery. For the rest of his life, he will need follow-up care and daily anti-rejection medications. Post-transplant medications are very expensive, and they’re as critical to his survival as the transplant itself.

You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to NFT in honor of Joseph. If you’d prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the NFT Indiana Transplant Fund, 5350 Poplar Avenue, Suite 430, Memphis, TN 38119. Please be sure to write “in honor of Joseph Chavez-Mosqueda” on the memo line.

Thank you for your generosity!

Joe is working with the University of Chicago. He MUST raise $25,000 before they will do the kidney transplant! Please consider donating to my friend! His next fundraiser is at the Chic-fil-a, at the Southlake Mall in Merrillville, IN on August 1st.

 

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