Tina Reese A Guy, A Girl, A Kidney

First post: Apr 20, 2018 Latest post: Jul 24, 2018
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Hi, this is Tina.  In October 2016, I was told I had Stage 4 Kidney disease. This is when the journey to find a donor began.  My brother and husband both were tested and….BOTH WERE A PRELIMINARY MATCH (pending further testing, of course)!!!!  My brother was then deemed a suitable donor and surgery was scheduled for 10/24/17.  Unfortunately, there were some additional complications and my brother was eliminated from donating.  My husband, Tex, then began further testing and…he is a suitable donor!  Praise God!


So here we go again. Lol. I have a surgery date of 4/24/18. Since Tex is my husband and we have a 15 year-old daughter, Olivia, you can imagine how this brings its own set of complications. We would never be able to get through this (or the past year and a half) without God, our family and amazing friends. Through the ups and downs God’s goodness remains unchanged and He isn’t surprised by any of this.

Can’t write this story without saying how grateful I am for Tex’s willingness to donate. I jokingly say “he didn’t have a choice” but he did. We didn’t enter into this decision lightly and he has never waivered. Couldn’t have weathered this storm without him. Love you babe!!♥️♥️♥️♥️

We have a few weeks ahead of us that will be challenging and ever-changing. Please, please, please keep us in your prayers. Please especially pray for Olivia. She is so supportive and strong but this is a lot for a 15 year old to face.

 Thanks so much in advance for your prayers and support.  This page will be updated with our progress.