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 of 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 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

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

Sincerely, Joe & Cindy Teixeira

We’ll continue to post here on progress to keep everyone updated.

If you would like to help with medical and housing expenses please see the link below.