Angel Catalán is 41 and has been battling Renal Disease for 13 years now. He is at the last and final stage of kidney failure, because of this he will be needing a transplant soon. Thankfully the Lord has placed a compatible donor in Angels path. If everything goes well, he will be called in a couple of months to get a date for his transplant. Angel will no longer able to work due to him having started his process with PD dialysis. Were hoping that with help from the community online and through fundraisers, we can raise enough money to help cover the cost of the transplant.
Angel Mejia Catalán is 41 years old. He has three smart and wonderful kids, and a beautiful Wife that he has been married to for 20 years. His family has been with him through it all every step of the way. His children are all full time students. His youngest daughter is 15 and she is a freshman, his son is 17 and will be a senior next year, and his oldest daughter is 18, she attends Sandhills Community College and has been accepted into UNC Chapel Hill.
Angel has always worked hard to pay off household bills and insurance payments, but recently Angel has undergone surgery to get a catheter to start Peritoneal dialysis and those who have had this or have it know that working a heavy duty job is impossible. Because of the catheter, he is no longer able to work as he has strict doctors orders that he cannot lift more than 10 pounds.
Angels life has always been a struggle as he has had to work extremely hard to become a U.S Resident with the process taking more than 5 years. He’s worked countless hours to save the little money he’s made to get his U.S Residency. In the U.S if you are an illegal immigrant getting a transplant isn’t possible, but due to his hard work and determination he has now been a U.S Resident for two years. Because of his U.S residency he has now been able to continue his process with his kidney transplant.
Now after 13 long and strenuous years Angel now has a compatible donor that God has placed in his path and he will be able to receive a transplant but the cost of the transplant is something that Angel alone or with his wife’s help will not be able to cover the cost of. Which is why we’re asking for help from as many people as we can get to donate or share this with their family, friends, or strangers with a caring heart.
We’d be very grateful if we could get as much help as possible either by prayers, sharing, or donating. Together with your help he’ll be able to get a transplant and be on his path to recovery.
-Mejia Rodriguez Family