Angel's Lifesaving Kidney Transplant

$12,655 of $117,000 goal

Raised by 227 people in 4 months
Created December 18, 2017
Drew Boggs
on behalf of Angel Jimenez-Jimenez
***La version en español esta debajo de la version en ingles****

My brother-in-law, Angel Jimenez, was recently diagnosed with End Stage Kidney Disease and desperately needs a kidney transplant in order to survive. Angel has been a DACA recipient since 2013. He submitted his renewal on September 27th, 2017 which was rejected because he missed a signature on his application. My brother-in-law is a hard working husband and father of two beautiful children, who are three and two years old. The doctors at Good Samaritan Medical Center said because he is so young(22), he would be placed at the top of the transplant list. Ángel has been following each and every step directed by the medical staff in order to prepare himself for the transplant. One of these steps was to have all relatives find out what their blood types are in order to check compatibility with Angel, who is type A. During this step, Angel was informed that because he is losing his DACA in February, the hospital is no longer willing to follow through with his transplant unless he has $117,000 in his bank account for the procedure. My brother-in-law is a young, hard-working father of two who desperately needs financial support in order to go through with his kidney transplant. Angel has always been a kind-hearted and sweet guy. He would never hesitate to help people and always has a smile in his face. With the denial of Angel’s DACA renewal, not only are him and his family struggling with his health care coverage as he will have no way to be employed, but his family will suffer extreme financial and emotional hardship. It is imperative for my niece and nephew to have a healthy and thriving father by their side. Angel works very hard to support his family, but without his DACA he can’t continue his planned treatment and he can’t continue working to support his children and wife. Angel is the pillar of his home. He is the main source of financial income in their home as his wife is a stay-at-home mom. He is the main provider for his two children and his wife and they will go through a great hardship when his DACA expires. My brother-in-law, Angel is an inspiration to me- at such a young age, he has demonstrated being a responsible husband and father. He has demonstrated that he will put his wife and children before himself to ensure their well-being and happiness. I am very proud of the person that he is today. I would like to encourage you to please keep him in your daily prayers and to donate whatever you are able to, so that he can resume his health care, get his kidney transplant and continue taking care of his family. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or any of his family members. We all thank you and appreciate your support in any way that you give it!

***A mi cuñado, Angel Jiménez, le diagnosticaron recientemente una enfermedad renal en etapa terminal y necesita desesperadamente un trasplante de riñón para poder sobrevivir. Angel ha sido receptor de DACA desde 2013. Presentó su renovación el 27 de septiembre de 2017, que fue rechazada porque le faltó una firma en su solicitud. Mi cuñado es un esposo trabajador y padre de dos hermosos hijos, que tienen tres y dos años. Los médicos del Good Samaritan Medical Center dijeron que debido a que es muy joven (22), se le colocaría en la parte superior de la lista de trasplantes. Ángel ha estado siguiendo todos y cada uno de los pasos dirigidos por el personal médico para prepararse para el trasplante. Uno de estos pasos fue hacer que todos los parientes descubrieran sus tipos de sangre para verificar la compatibilidad con Ángel, que es del tipo A. Durante este paso, Ángel fue informado de que, debido a que está perdiendo su DACA en febrero, el hospital no está dispuesto a seguir adelante con su trasplante a menos que tenga $ 117,000 en su cuenta bancaria para el procedimiento. Mi cuñado es un padre de dos hijos, joven y trabajador, que necesita desesperadamente apoyo financiero para poder realizar su trasplante de riñón. Angel siempre ha sido un tipo amable y dulce. Él nunca dudaría en ayudar a la gente y siempre tiene una sonrisa en su rostro. Con la negación de la renovación de la DACA de Ángel, no solo él y su familia están luchando con su cobertura de atención médica ya que no tendrá forma de ser empleado, pero su familia sufrirá dificultades financieras y emocionales extremas. Es imperativo para mi sobrina y sobrino tener un padre sano y próspero a su lado. Angel trabaja muy duro para mantener a su familia, pero sin su DACA no puede continuar su tratamiento planificado y no puede seguir trabajando para mantener a sus hijos y esposa. Angel es el pilar de su hogar. Él es la principal fuente de ingresos financieros en su hogar ya que su esposa es una madre que se queda en casa. Él es el principal proveedor de sus dos hijos y su esposa y pasarán por una gran dificultad cuando expire su DACA. Mi cuñado, Angel es una inspiración para mí: a una edad tan joven, ha demostrado ser un esposo y padre responsable. Él ha demostrado que pondrá a su esposa e hijos antes que a sí mismo para garantizar su bienestar y felicidad. Estoy muy orgulloso de la persona que es hoy. Me gustaría animarlos a que lo mantengan en sus oraciones diarias y que donen lo que puedan, para que pueda reanudar su atención médica, obtener un trasplante de riñón y continuar cuidando de las necesidades de su familia. Si tienen alguna pregunta, no duden en comunicarse conmigo o con alguno de los miembros de su familia. ¡Todos les agradecemos y apreciamos su apoyo en cualquier forma que lo den!***
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We would like to thank everyone for their prayers, donations, love and support for Angel and our family! We are so grateful for each and everyone of you who have shown us so much love and support during these trying times for our family. We are so blessed and thankful to God for all He is doing and showing us through this hardship our family in going through. Please continue to pray for him as his health continues to deteriorate each day he goes without the transplant.

We wanted to update everyone on what has happened over the past couple weeks. The hospital agreed to continue the process for Angel's transplant until his DACA expires. While looking for a potential donor, Angel’s wife, Adelita, turned out to be 100% compatible with him, but after more tests were done on Adelita, doctors discovered that her kidney anatomy is complicated and too risky to do surgery on. So we are still on the search to find Angel a kidney. Please, please have it in your heart to help save a life. Angel will start dialysis tomorrow, Tuesday, January 16th, because looking for a donor can take up to or more than a month and Angel is getting worse everyday with his kidneys currently working at only 6%.

If you would like to get checked for compatibility, please go to the link below and fill out the application for a living kidney donor. Where it asks if you have a specific person you want to donate to, enter his name, Angel Eduardo Jimenez Jimenez and his date of birth, 05/29/1995. We appreciate all your support!

http://www.uchealthlivingdonor.org

Angel's DACA expires at the beginning of February and while he did send his DACA renewal application already, it usually takes 3-5 months to get it approved. We also ask that you continue to share Angel’s gofundme campaign in order to cover medical costs and and everyday needs for him and his family as Angel will be unable to work while he waits for his DACA renewal to be approved.

We also have set up a page for Angel on Facebook where we post updates more often and events going on in order to help Angel. The link to that page is posted below. Thank you so much! ❤️

https://www.facebook.com/KidneyForAngelJ

Nos gustaría agradecer a todos por sus oraciones, cariño y apoyo hacia Ángel y nuestra familia! Estamos muy agradecidos por cada uno de ustedes que nos han demostrado tanto cariño y apoyo durante estos tiempos tan difíciles para nuestra familia. Estamos muy bendecidos y agradecidos con Dios por todo lo que Él está haciendo y mostrándonos a través de esta dificultad que atraviesa nuestra familia. Por favor continúen orando por él, ya que su salud continúa deteriorándose cada día que pasa sin recibir su transplante.

Queriamos informarles lo que ha estado sucediendo durante las semanas pasadas. El hospital accedio a seguir el proceso del transplante de Ángel hasta que su DACA expire. Mientras buscamos un donante potencial, descubrimos que Adelita, la esposa de Ángel es 100% compatible con él, pero al realizarle mas estudios medicos, los doctores descubrieron que la anatomía de su riñón es complicada y demasiado riesgosa para realizarle una cirugía. Así que todavía estamos en la búsqueda de un riñón para Ángel. Si su corazón lo conmueve, por favor ayúdenos a salvar una vida. Ángel comenzará diálisis mañana, 16 de enero, ya que buscar un donante puede demorar hasta más de un mes y la salud de Ángel está empeorando cada día que pasa, y actualmente sus riñones están funcionando a sólo el 6%.

Si desea que se compruebe su compatibilidad, por favor, visite el siguiente enlace y llene la solicitud para ser donante vivo de riñón. Donde se le pregunta si hay alguna persona específica a quien desea donarle, escriba su nombre, Ángel Eduardo Jiménez Jiménez y su fecha de nacimiento, 05/29/1995. ¡Apreciamos todo su apoyo!

http://www.uchealthlivingdonor.org

La DACA de Ángel se vence a principios de febrero y aunque ya mandamos la solicitud para su renovación, se puede tardar de 3 a 5 meses para ser aprobado. También les pido que continúen compartiendo la campaña de gofundme de Ángel, ya que necesitara ayuda para cubrir los gastos médicos de la diálisis, el transplante y los cuidados posteriores. Además, Ángel no podrá trabajar mientras espera la aprobación de su DACA.

También creamos una página de Facebook para Ángel, en donde ponemos actualizaciones más seguido de lo que está ocurriendo con su salud y eventos para ayudarle. El enlace está abajo por si gustan seguir su página en Facebook. Muchísimas gracias de todo corazón! ❤️

https://www.facebook.com/KidneyForAngelJ
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Hi everyone! I just wanted to give a quick update. It's been almost 24 hours since we started this Go Fund me for Angel and in that time we have raised around $3,300! Thank you to everyone that donated money and shared the posts! Please keep sharing until our goal is reached!
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Raised by 227 people in 4 months
Created December 18, 2017
Drew Boggs
on behalf of Angel Jimenez-Jimenez
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