Jimmy, a minister of worship in Raleigh, NC, husband to Katie, father to James and Judah, has had known chronic kidney disease since age 19. It was stable until August 2018. We learned at the age of 34, Jimmy's kidneys are failing significantly, and he needs a kidney transplant. He will need to start dialysis as early as next summer. We are faithfully praying that God would bring a perfect "living donor" match for Jimmy to help save his life, and ideally before he needs dialysis. He is also on the national waitlist for a kidney. We continue to put our hope and trust in Jesus, and have peace as we surrender this journey ahead back to Him. We have so much to be thankful for!
We love you all, and can't thank you enough for your support and encouragement!
Ways you can support our family:
1. Pray for our family and more specifically Jimmy as he continually battles various side effects from Kidney failure
2. Share our story!
3. Could you be a kidney match for Jimmy and would like to consider being tested? For those who would like more info on “ Living Donors” and/or want to see if they are a match for Jimmy, START HERE: https://www.dukehealth.org/treatments/transplant-program/kidney-transplant
(this website will take you to another link to fill out a questionnaire to start the process--YOU WILL NEED HIS DATE OF BIRTH=> 12/27/83) Please reach out to Katie Cooper if you need help)
4.If you feel led to give financially, a close friend has started a fundraiser to help offset out-of-pocket expenses. Here is the link:
Our family thanks you!
5. Join our Facebook Support page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/176175056607928/?ref=bookmarks