Our dearly beloved friend, father, husband and grandfather passed away in the hospital on Tuesday, January 9th after being resuscitated 4 times throughout the day, until his heart could no longer keep up. Jose went in back in September for a simple abdominal hernia procedure where they noticed an excessive amount of fluid in his abdomen. From that moment, Jose underwent multiple scans and various tests. He was diagnosed with "end stage" cirrhosis of the liver and was given 3-10 months to live. Jose was put at the top of the transplant list because of the severity of his illness. Due to the holidays and flu epidemic, the hospitals were backed up and Jose's transplant was prolonged a few weeks.
This liver transplant was his only hope, but unfortunatley the arrangements to receive the transplant were a day too late. Jose passed away at the age of 54, leaving behind a wife, 4 kids and 3 beautiful grandaughters.
In 2004 Jose was diagnosed with stage 4, Nonhotchkins Lymphoma where he was only given 6 months to live. About a year later, he went into remission, only to then be diagnosed in 2012 with stage 4 Nonhotchkins Lymphoma, where he had to endure chemotherapy and radiation once again; beating it into remission in 2015 . Doctors said the liver disease was due to all the chemotherapy and radiation Jose had undergone throughout the years. This disease is something that had been going on for several years, but we were not aware of it till they did the hernial procedure on Jose in September.
A man that was 6'ft, 250lbs dropped to 189lbs in a matter of 3 months to the point where his body was too weak to walk on his own, and towards the end he could not even get out of bed. They are reaching out for all of our help, because between his unexpected funeral costs, medical bills and no longer receiving his income, the family is in desperate need of any donations to help cover the costs.
- Dillon Roche
- Jimmy Ball
- T.Y. Taylor
- Jochy Nicole and Ryan Lopetegui
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