We truly are grateful for such amazing friends and family who have followed Joe's story over the years. He has been so blessed by the countless prayers and words of encouragement!
For those of you who don't know Joe, let me sum him up in a few words that I think he is most proud of: Man of God, Faithful Husband, Loving Father, and Insanely Goofy! When Joe was just 12 years old he was diagnosed with a kidney disease called IGA nephrology. Since then he has had 3 kidney transplants. Joe has been on dialysis for the past 4 years, which is extremely tough on his body.
Here's a short video about Joe's journey: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Tgnfq4AXtcM&feature=youtu.be
*** This was filmed before we found out Tammy was a match. We are not currently looking for people to sign up for the paired donation progam.
Now let me tell you about Tammy! Tammy is married to Joe's brother Michael. Tammy is a dedicated mother to a 1 year old girl, Emery Jo and works at a pediatric office. Tammy is full of life and has been such a blessing to our whole family! After watching Joe's video this past spring,Tammy decided to get tested to see if she was a match. Shockingly, she was! Praise God! Without hesitation Tammy is so selflessly willing to give this amazing gift of life!
The transplant will take place on November 8 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
There are many expenses that we are hoping to relieve Joe and Tammy from during this time.
* The biggest expense will be the lost of wages. Neither Joe nor Tammy will be paid during their time of recovery.
* Another large expense will be travel costs. This will include lodging, gas and food for both families.
*Other funds raised will be used for medical bills.
Please prayfully consider helping Joe and Tammy and their families during this time. If you are unable to help financially, we would love for you to just lift them up in your prayers!
"Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord." James 5:14
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
- Dale & Kim Hermenet
- Rex & Beth Andringa
- Justine Aultman
- Geli Burgin
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