Ernie Reyes Jr Official Site

$70,550 of $75k goal

Raised by 1,668 people in 16 months
Destiny Reyes  SANTA CLARA, CA
KIDNEY TRANSPLANT FUND

Thank you for taking a moment to see why and how you can make a difference. My brother, Ernie Reyes Jr., was recently in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit)  fighting for his life  suffering from kidney failure. Ernie is now home and currently undergoing dialysis treatment 3 times per week for 4 hours a day while waiting for a kidney transplant. This is a very challenging time not only for Ernie Jr.'s immediate family, but a challenging time for our family as well.

My  father, Ernie Reyes Sr. (Founder of Ernie Reyes West Coast World Martial Arts), is 100% committed to helping Ernie however he can.

You may know or remember Ernie as a child in Last Dragon and Sidekicks, or as that teenager from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. You may also remember him from  The Rundown with "The Rock" or even his most recent star appearance on NCIS: Los Angeles. My brother has spent his entire childhood and adult life fighting in films and television, but now his battle has gone from the screen to reality, fighting for his life.

Regardless of where you have seen or heard of Ernie Reyes Jr., he has impacted peoples' lives all over the world through his extraordinary performances in television and film.  Please be aware that he needs support during this time of need and recovery of his  life.

Thank you for your support,

Destiny Reyes
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Update 3
14 months ago

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Hello friends! My brother was just in town and I thought it'd be a good idea to update everyone on how things are going. Ernie still continues to do dialysis three times a week, which can take a toll on his spirit sometimes. Although this journey has been challenging for him, your guys' endless support has only made him stronger both physically and mentally! Whether you know it or not, you've helped encourage him to have a positive outlook through this difficult time. I just want to thank everyone for their prayers, blessings, and support!! Ya'll are the best!
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Update 2
15 months ago

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Happy Father's Day KJN Dad! No words can explain the unconditional love and support you give me every day. I would not be where I am today without your continuous advice and words of encouragement. Also, Happy Father's Day to my older brother! From holding me as a little girl to holding his own children, Lotus and Phoenix, it's crazy how fast time flies! Love ya'll!
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Update 1
15 months ago

A message from my father KJN Ernie Reyes Sr:

"I'd like to thank everyone around the world for sending their love and prayers to Ernie Jr and the Reyes family in this time of need. To everyone that has conveyed their unconditional love, I would like to return that positive energy flow back to you with the deepest gratitude and appreciation."
- Kwan Jang Nim Ernie Reyes Sr.
My dad Ernie Reyes Sr & Ernie Reyes Jr.
The early days where it all started!
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Ernie Jr.
16 months ago

Thank you all for your love and support!

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Destiny Reyes
16 months ago

Thank you all for your generous donations. It's been a blessing to see how many people all over the world have shared their donations, hearts, and prayers! Truly appreciate everyone's kindness.

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KY Van
15 months ago

LET ME HELP!!! HI ERNIE AND THE REYES FAMILY I WANT TO HELP....I HAVE ALREADY DONATED AS MUCH AS I COULD AFFORD BEING CURRENTLY UNEMPLOYED EX-MILITARY...BUT FROM ONE "KINO" TO THE ORIGINAL "KENO" I BELIEVE I HAVE YOUR NEW HEALTHY KIDNEY!!! I DON'T DRINK, SMOKE OR PARTICIPATE IN ANY OTHER "HARMFUL" OR DANGEROUS PRACTICES; BY ALL ACCOUNTS I HAVE A PERFECTLY HEALTHY KIDNEY!!! AND I WILL DONATE IT TO ERNIE!!! I MESSAGED DESTINY ABOUT THIS BUT HAVE RECEIVED NO REPLY SO I WANT TO MAKE IT KNOWN HERE...I CAN HELP ERNIE! LIKE I SAID I DONATED ALL I COULD MONETARILY...SO I AM OFFERING FROM ONE "PINOY" TO ANOTHER THE BEST GIFT I HAVE....A GIFT OF RENEWED HEALTH! PLEASE LET ME KNOW VANTASTIC4@GMAIL.COM...KEEP FIGHTING!!! PRAYERS AND BEST WISHES FOR A SPEEDY RECOVERY!

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Sarah Savickas
15 months ago

You got this! My 4 year old son was born with chronic kidney disease and will need a transplant as he gets older. His Make A Wish was to meet the Ninja Turtles! You have no idea how much the Ninja Turtles help him along on his journey. Stay strong! If you would like to connect please visit Oakley's Page: www.facebook.com/oakleysopportunity

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Rob Jenkins
15 months ago

man. I met you in glen burnie, md. I guess it was in the late 80's early 90's . I believe it was at Apollos East Coast Karate . You can have one my kidney, 40 years old Type O- and perfect health. Rob.jenkins717@gmail.com

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LJ Pulido
15 months ago

Why do people get on here asking why these people need money?! Not everyone has Insurance and all his medical stuff cost. The medicine the treatments etc. If your going to donate, donate if not quit asking questions. So rude and inconsiderate!!!!!

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Timothy Donley
15 months ago

I agree with a previous commenter. Please explain why he needs $75K. I've been on dialysis for the past 14 months. It's a qualifying disease for Medicare, which will pay for transplant.

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Azmera Genesis
15 months ago
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Let me say this. I was on dialysis for 8 years. Medicare pays for 80%. That is all unless you have a secondary insurance. So that still leaves some individuals with expenses. Personally, it should not matter WHY it is needed. If you have it in your heart to give, then do so. What happens with the money after that is no longer your concern. Its the fact that you wanted it to go towards something great and helpful. God will handle it if it did not go towards what it was meant to go to. I pray for you Ernie and that you are blessed sooner rather than later. I received my transplant in 09. #Goingon6yearsStrong God Bless

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Brian Curran
15 months ago
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Why does he need 75000? I've been a kidney failure patient for almost 6 yrs waiting for a transplant. Please advise.

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David-Dorian Ross
15 months ago
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I think that many people automatically assume that movie and television actors are all rich. But actors are actually working-class folks just like everyone else, except that most of the time we are unemployed. They work very hard to be chosen for parts in movies or a tv series - and their only asset is themselves. That's how they feed their families. Getting sick or injured is one of the worst catastrophes that can befall an actor, because it's the whole family that suffers. I have no idea how the money being raised will be used, but I do know this: the operation is only one part of the financial burden that Ernie's family has to bear right now. And I know I believe in Ernie.

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Teresa Wolf
15 months ago
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I am so sorry that you are going through this; however, I really question this "GoFundMe" campaign. There are a lot of people in this same situation who are truly destitute and reaching out to the public is the only way they can get the medical help they need. Your father owns almost 50 martial arts studios in multiple states and I know, from experience, that it isn't cheap to attend since both of my boys attended for many years. Destiny has a quote on here from Ernie, Sr., saying he will help in whatever way necessary. I know them personally and they are multi-millionaires. I strongly feel that when people who have the resources that the Reyes family has do what amounts to a scam, then they hurt all the people who have no where else to turn. The people on this page deserve an explanation and if this money is truly not needed, the Reyes family should refund the money and issue an apology.

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Al LaPointe
15 months ago
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I am confused. Why isn't Medicare paying for your treatment like it does for everybody else? There is no need for you to use your celebrity status to raise money for dialysis or transplant.

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Taylor Holtz
15 months ago
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I'm quite curious why $75k is needed. Lack of insurance coverage? Medication expense?

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Jason Lee
15 months ago
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From the Last Dragon to the Rundown, I have been there, hope all goes well. May the force be with you.

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Gloria Fontanilla
15 months ago
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I have been fighting kidney disease for over 27 years, thats more than half my life. I have had a kidney transplant that lasted almost 18 years and I've been back on dialysis for 3 years now and I also go 3 times a week 3 hours a day and have been on the transplant list for 3 years. I'm sorry for the struggles that you and your family are going through, but there are many many more people that are in the same situation and some more in need of this money than you. You and your family have been in the limelight for your entire life, so you mean to tell me that you couldn't raise the money through your schools? Did you need to go online to the world and ask for money? So many thousands of people don't even have half the resources you have through your celebrity status. We are all struggling in our lives and pray everyday for a transplant. Medicare does pay for your dialysis treatments and you can't say that you don't have medical insurance, because Obama made it a law that you have to have insurance. That insurance pays for your transplant and your meds and Medicare pays fort he rest and since you're on dialysis you can also get Social Security Disability. It also pays for all your medications after you have a transplant. I know all the costs because I have been there and I am there again. Yes, there are other things that you eventually have to pay out of pocket, but if I can live on a single income of way way under $100,000 a year, which comes from my husband and I have 4 beautiful teenage daughters, I know you can. If you have a donor lined up, your insurance pays 100% of the donor costs. A lot of other patients out there feel that you're using your status to gain the ultimate gift. If you can do that without going on the web and asking for money then great, but if you can't then you should be on the list and waiting like everyone else. You're not more special than any of us that has been waiting for years. We are all equally special and May God Bless Us All!!

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Marianne Flores
15 months ago
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3

I am confused as to what the funds are being used for. Is Ernie lacking health insurance? Is he planning on purchasing a kidney? When donating money I choose to be more informed on what exactly I'm donating towards. You need to provide more information. I feel for your son and want to help but more info is necessary first.

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Michelle Finnegan
15 months ago
3
3

Ok for the person that said quoted about "steroids" use is somewhat a cause why Ernie needs a transplant said "unfortunately this is what can happen with steroid use...always a price to pay. hope this makes ppl more aware of the dangers of abusing this drug..if this is what caused the problem, but there are no other reasons given, so it is a definate possibility..very sad" He didn't use steroids and you know, I had no income for a month and was REFUSED Maine Care so no not everyone can get "free" care, I was refused it in Maine. Anyone that comes on here and says anything bad about Ernie is just looking for their 15 seconds of fame of riding off a real painful time. Anyone that says anything negative what so ever, you people should be ashamed of yourselves. People that even dear to judge any shape or form have no idea or do not personally know Ernie. Anyone that knows Ernie or is in Ernie's circle knows that he has had problems with his kidneys for a long time, so if you want to leave a comment, how about sending prayers and wishing him well. I mean if you were Ernie's sister, or a beloved one of Ernie, you would indeed start a fundraiser. Maybe she didn't know a price and just put that that amount. IT IS THE KINDNESS AND CARING of a love of sister for a brother is why this go fund raiser was started. Ernie's father is doing everything he can to help his son, so I mean when you post something negative, remember Ernie's family cares about him a lot and you are indeed insulting someone that is loved and his family sees that, so please take care when posting. Let's stay positive and pray and if your not a praying kind of person, just wish him well...Take care Ernie, we care a lot about you.

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Dan Haney
15 months ago
3
3

I'm so impressed, grateful, excited, to see so many people helping a friend so fast! It touches my heart! The biggest act of kindness of all! Helping save a life! I love all of you and am proud to be in this network of value!

+ Read More
Joey Salmingo
15 months ago
3
3

Wishing you all the best and a speedy recovery! You paved the way for all of us Filipinos in Western television and I'm happy to say I've been a fan for a long time, brother! Fight the good fight, Ernie!

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Michelle Finnegan
15 months ago
3
3

I am going to try and help promote on my radio show/blog talk today and give promotion to this site. I think a lot of us have watched Ernie in many films. I wish much health to Ernie and prayers.

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$70,550 of $75k goal

Raised by 1,668 people in 16 months
Created June 5, 2015
Destiny Reyes  
$10
Anonymous
2 hours ago
$15
Anonymous
14 days ago
JG
$25
Justin Ginorio
17 days ago

"Barbara Ann" surf ninjas is one of my all time favorite movies from the 90's get well soon. i will keep you in my prayers.

ES
$40
Ernest Saffell
19 days ago
$25
Anonymous
21 days ago
JW
$10
John Wesolowski
1 month ago

Kwantsu Eddie!

$25
Greg Siggins
1 month ago
1
1

Long live the Surf Ninjas

CF
$20
Cheryl Flores
1 month ago
$30
Michael Brandon
1 month ago

Hi, Ernie and Reyes family. Best of luck in these tough times.

JT
$25
Joy Tormon
1 month ago

Good luck! Hope you will have a transplant soon ,

Ernie Jr.
16 months ago

Thank you all for your love and support!

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Destiny Reyes
16 months ago

Thank you all for your generous donations. It's been a blessing to see how many people all over the world have shared their donations, hearts, and prayers! Truly appreciate everyone's kindness.

+ Read More
KY Van
15 months ago

LET ME HELP!!! HI ERNIE AND THE REYES FAMILY I WANT TO HELP....I HAVE ALREADY DONATED AS MUCH AS I COULD AFFORD BEING CURRENTLY UNEMPLOYED EX-MILITARY...BUT FROM ONE "KINO" TO THE ORIGINAL "KENO" I BELIEVE I HAVE YOUR NEW HEALTHY KIDNEY!!! I DON'T DRINK, SMOKE OR PARTICIPATE IN ANY OTHER "HARMFUL" OR DANGEROUS PRACTICES; BY ALL ACCOUNTS I HAVE A PERFECTLY HEALTHY KIDNEY!!! AND I WILL DONATE IT TO ERNIE!!! I MESSAGED DESTINY ABOUT THIS BUT HAVE RECEIVED NO REPLY SO I WANT TO MAKE IT KNOWN HERE...I CAN HELP ERNIE! LIKE I SAID I DONATED ALL I COULD MONETARILY...SO I AM OFFERING FROM ONE "PINOY" TO ANOTHER THE BEST GIFT I HAVE....A GIFT OF RENEWED HEALTH! PLEASE LET ME KNOW VANTASTIC4@GMAIL.COM...KEEP FIGHTING!!! PRAYERS AND BEST WISHES FOR A SPEEDY RECOVERY!

+ Read More
Sarah Savickas
15 months ago

You got this! My 4 year old son was born with chronic kidney disease and will need a transplant as he gets older. His Make A Wish was to meet the Ninja Turtles! You have no idea how much the Ninja Turtles help him along on his journey. Stay strong! If you would like to connect please visit Oakley's Page: www.facebook.com/oakleysopportunity

+ Read More
Rob Jenkins
15 months ago

man. I met you in glen burnie, md. I guess it was in the late 80's early 90's . I believe it was at Apollos East Coast Karate . You can have one my kidney, 40 years old Type O- and perfect health. Rob.jenkins717@gmail.com

+ Read More
LJ Pulido
15 months ago

Why do people get on here asking why these people need money?! Not everyone has Insurance and all his medical stuff cost. The medicine the treatments etc. If your going to donate, donate if not quit asking questions. So rude and inconsiderate!!!!!

+ Read More
Timothy Donley
15 months ago

I agree with a previous commenter. Please explain why he needs $75K. I've been on dialysis for the past 14 months. It's a qualifying disease for Medicare, which will pay for transplant.

+ Read More
Azmera Genesis
15 months ago
8
8

Let me say this. I was on dialysis for 8 years. Medicare pays for 80%. That is all unless you have a secondary insurance. So that still leaves some individuals with expenses. Personally, it should not matter WHY it is needed. If you have it in your heart to give, then do so. What happens with the money after that is no longer your concern. Its the fact that you wanted it to go towards something great and helpful. God will handle it if it did not go towards what it was meant to go to. I pray for you Ernie and that you are blessed sooner rather than later. I received my transplant in 09. #Goingon6yearsStrong God Bless

+ Read More
Brian Curran
15 months ago
8
8

Why does he need 75000? I've been a kidney failure patient for almost 6 yrs waiting for a transplant. Please advise.

+ Read More
David-Dorian Ross
15 months ago
7
7

I think that many people automatically assume that movie and television actors are all rich. But actors are actually working-class folks just like everyone else, except that most of the time we are unemployed. They work very hard to be chosen for parts in movies or a tv series - and their only asset is themselves. That's how they feed their families. Getting sick or injured is one of the worst catastrophes that can befall an actor, because it's the whole family that suffers. I have no idea how the money being raised will be used, but I do know this: the operation is only one part of the financial burden that Ernie's family has to bear right now. And I know I believe in Ernie.

+ Read More
Teresa Wolf
15 months ago
6
6

I am so sorry that you are going through this; however, I really question this "GoFundMe" campaign. There are a lot of people in this same situation who are truly destitute and reaching out to the public is the only way they can get the medical help they need. Your father owns almost 50 martial arts studios in multiple states and I know, from experience, that it isn't cheap to attend since both of my boys attended for many years. Destiny has a quote on here from Ernie, Sr., saying he will help in whatever way necessary. I know them personally and they are multi-millionaires. I strongly feel that when people who have the resources that the Reyes family has do what amounts to a scam, then they hurt all the people who have no where else to turn. The people on this page deserve an explanation and if this money is truly not needed, the Reyes family should refund the money and issue an apology.

+ Read More
Al LaPointe
15 months ago
5
5

I am confused. Why isn't Medicare paying for your treatment like it does for everybody else? There is no need for you to use your celebrity status to raise money for dialysis or transplant.

+ Read More
Taylor Holtz
15 months ago
5
5

I'm quite curious why $75k is needed. Lack of insurance coverage? Medication expense?

+ Read More
Jason Lee
15 months ago
5
5

From the Last Dragon to the Rundown, I have been there, hope all goes well. May the force be with you.

+ Read More
Gloria Fontanilla
15 months ago
3
3

I have been fighting kidney disease for over 27 years, thats more than half my life. I have had a kidney transplant that lasted almost 18 years and I've been back on dialysis for 3 years now and I also go 3 times a week 3 hours a day and have been on the transplant list for 3 years. I'm sorry for the struggles that you and your family are going through, but there are many many more people that are in the same situation and some more in need of this money than you. You and your family have been in the limelight for your entire life, so you mean to tell me that you couldn't raise the money through your schools? Did you need to go online to the world and ask for money? So many thousands of people don't even have half the resources you have through your celebrity status. We are all struggling in our lives and pray everyday for a transplant. Medicare does pay for your dialysis treatments and you can't say that you don't have medical insurance, because Obama made it a law that you have to have insurance. That insurance pays for your transplant and your meds and Medicare pays fort he rest and since you're on dialysis you can also get Social Security Disability. It also pays for all your medications after you have a transplant. I know all the costs because I have been there and I am there again. Yes, there are other things that you eventually have to pay out of pocket, but if I can live on a single income of way way under $100,000 a year, which comes from my husband and I have 4 beautiful teenage daughters, I know you can. If you have a donor lined up, your insurance pays 100% of the donor costs. A lot of other patients out there feel that you're using your status to gain the ultimate gift. If you can do that without going on the web and asking for money then great, but if you can't then you should be on the list and waiting like everyone else. You're not more special than any of us that has been waiting for years. We are all equally special and May God Bless Us All!!

+ Read More
Marianne Flores
15 months ago
3
3

I am confused as to what the funds are being used for. Is Ernie lacking health insurance? Is he planning on purchasing a kidney? When donating money I choose to be more informed on what exactly I'm donating towards. You need to provide more information. I feel for your son and want to help but more info is necessary first.

+ Read More
Michelle Finnegan
15 months ago
3
3

Ok for the person that said quoted about "steroids" use is somewhat a cause why Ernie needs a transplant said "unfortunately this is what can happen with steroid use...always a price to pay. hope this makes ppl more aware of the dangers of abusing this drug..if this is what caused the problem, but there are no other reasons given, so it is a definate possibility..very sad" He didn't use steroids and you know, I had no income for a month and was REFUSED Maine Care so no not everyone can get "free" care, I was refused it in Maine. Anyone that comes on here and says anything bad about Ernie is just looking for their 15 seconds of fame of riding off a real painful time. Anyone that says anything negative what so ever, you people should be ashamed of yourselves. People that even dear to judge any shape or form have no idea or do not personally know Ernie. Anyone that knows Ernie or is in Ernie's circle knows that he has had problems with his kidneys for a long time, so if you want to leave a comment, how about sending prayers and wishing him well. I mean if you were Ernie's sister, or a beloved one of Ernie, you would indeed start a fundraiser. Maybe she didn't know a price and just put that that amount. IT IS THE KINDNESS AND CARING of a love of sister for a brother is why this go fund raiser was started. Ernie's father is doing everything he can to help his son, so I mean when you post something negative, remember Ernie's family cares about him a lot and you are indeed insulting someone that is loved and his family sees that, so please take care when posting. Let's stay positive and pray and if your not a praying kind of person, just wish him well...Take care Ernie, we care a lot about you.

+ Read More
Dan Haney
15 months ago
3
3

I'm so impressed, grateful, excited, to see so many people helping a friend so fast! It touches my heart! The biggest act of kindness of all! Helping save a life! I love all of you and am proud to be in this network of value!

+ Read More
Joey Salmingo
15 months ago
3
3

Wishing you all the best and a speedy recovery! You paved the way for all of us Filipinos in Western television and I'm happy to say I've been a fan for a long time, brother! Fight the good fight, Ernie!

+ Read More
Michelle Finnegan
15 months ago
3
3

I am going to try and help promote on my radio show/blog talk today and give promotion to this site. I think a lot of us have watched Ernie in many films. I wish much health to Ernie and prayers.

+ Read More
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