Jesse Needs A Life Saving Kidney

Jesse (Howard) Ochoa has inherited polycystic kidney disease and needs a life saving kidney transplant. He has excellent insurance. He is in great shape and has undergone a battery of tests that determined he is healthy and could go into surgery at any time. Jesse will be receiving his operation at OSHU and has to stay near the hospital for a month, then again for a few weeks shortly afterward. He will need a 24/7 caregiver. They both have to have room, board, and groceries. As you can imagine it is not a good health decision to eat processed food during his recovery. Diet will be crucial and healthy food isn't cheap. I am asking all of our friends, family, and anyone who is able, to please help me raise the money Jesse needs to survive and thrive. He is at the end stage of this disease and will not have a lot of time with us if we can't make this happen right away.

I know that we all get hit up daily for donations of every kind. I have found that no matter what, I can always find a little here and there to give. This man is deserving and needs us. Please help me answer his children's prayers and donate so they can keep their dad around. Jesse is too young to be faced with this illness and has taken his health seriously and always taken great care of himself. He is a worthy candidate to receive a kidney, and my friend of 35 years. Thank you for helping keep him around for another 35, and beyond.
  • Brita McCollough 
    • $100 
    • 31 mos
  • Margo McCullough 
    • $50 
    • 32 mos
  • destry witt 
    • $300 
    • 33 mos
  • Scott Jones 
    • $100 
    • 33 mos
  • Jim and joanne Scott 
    • $50 
    • 33 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Melissa Denny 
Bonney Lake, WA
Jesse Ochoa 
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