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Joe Teixeira Kidney Transplant

$4,410 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 9 months
Created August 20, 2018
Team Joe Tex
Hello, My Name is Joe Teixeira. I am setting up this page to keep everyone informed on the progress of our journey through the kidney transplant process and allow those that wish to help support us.

In 2010 I was diagnosed with a rare form of kidney disease called Focal Segmental Glomularsclerosis. Early in 2017 my kidney function dropped to the point where my only 2 options were dialysis for the rest od my life or a kidney transplant. In September 2017 I was placed on the kidney transplant list. After many friends being tested to try and help me out I was very fortunate to find a living donor match. On August 28, 2018 at Vanderbilt Hospital I will be having my transplant surgery. I’m so blessed to have such a good friend willing to share this gift of life. I will never be able to express how thankful my wife and I are for this kindness and generosity for saving my life. Please keep us both in your thoughts and prayers for quick healing, recovery, and that this surgery goes according to plan.

We are raising money to help offset the monetary burden of this procedure on both myself and my donor. Things such as lost wages for both of us and our spouses, travel and lodging expenses as we will be staying and / or commuting back and forth to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville TN., Medical expenses, and medications such as the anti-rejection drugs that will be a necessity for the remainder of my life.

Anything you wish to contribute will be truly a blessing and appreciated beyond words. But truly all we ask for is your thoughts, prayers, and support throughout this experience. We both have a long unknown road to travel.  With all of your prayers and support there is nothing we cannot overcome.

" What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?  He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? - Romans 8:31,32

We have created a website to keep everyone updated and informed throughout as well. 

http://www.supportjoetex.org/

Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers, time, support, and concideration.

Sincerely, Joe & Cindy Teixeira
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Update 11-21-18
Once again, another great Dr. visit at Vanderbilt last week! (11-15-2018) Kidney function and all levels are remaining stable. I am still ahead of schedule in recovery and now on once monthly follow-ups with the transplant team. All medications are remaining stable as well. I have finally started receiving EOB’s (explanation of benefits) from the insurance company. I want to say praise God for the blessings of a good job and good health insurance. I don’t know what we would do without it. I sat down and added up all the charges for my transplant and we are currently at $295,763.37!! Definitely blessed to have the insurance we do and the friends and family whom have helped us!! Thank you all for your prayers and support. We hope you all have an amazing Thanksgiving! I know I have a lot to be thankful for! God Bless! Joe Tex
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Update 10-22-18

Once again, another great Dr. visit at Vanderbilt Monday! (10-22-2018) Kidney function and all levels seem to be remaining stable. They have moved my follow-ups ahead of normal schedule to once every 3 weeks instead of every 2. Things are still going great. Actually, far better than expected. Adjusted a few meds as usual. Definitely blessed!! Thank you all for your prayers and support. God Bless! Joe Tex
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Update 10-10-18

Had another great Dr. visit at Vanderbilt Monday! (10-8-2018) Kidney function is up to nearly 50% and all my other levels are still continually improving! My donor was also at Vanderbilt Monday for his follow-up as well. He is doing great and hopefully returning to work next week. Thank you all for your prayers and support. God Bless! Joe Tex
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Had another great Dr. visit at Vanderbilt Monday! (10-1-2018) All test results coming back good for levels and function. Still adjusting medications and just letting my immune system re-boot. Thank you all again for all the prayers and support. God Bless! Joe Tex
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$4,410 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 9 months
Created August 20, 2018
Team Joe Tex
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