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Jose Hinojos is a combat Veteran who served 3 ½ years in the US Navy during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm and was trained as a Hospital Corpsman and Combat Medic. He worked in the US Supply Battalion during the conflicts and afterwards, taking inventories of returning supplies. He was at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christie and worked in the hospital at Balboa Navy Hospital in San Diego, CA.

After his service, Jose worked in the VA Hospital in BIg Spring, TX and then at Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christie as an Anesthetic Technician for 2 years. He switched careers and worked as an Assistant Manager and Manager for Home Depot in many locations for the next 8 years. He ended up in Texas owning his own Independent Contracting Company as a Hot Shot for the Oil Fields. When his health began to fail, he needed to close his business.

In April 2021, he was diagnosed with kidney failure due to hypertension and has been on peritoneal dialysis for nearly two years. It leaves him tired and unable to do many of the things he enjoys, such as working out, weight training and being a trainer, as well as golfing and fishing.

Jose and his wife, Laura, have been married for 28 years, have five children and four grandchildren. With a new kidney, Jose would be able to spend more time with his family members that live away from home, continue his joy of exercise, weightlifting and being an active grandfather.

Jose's best chance of living a longer life, free from dialysis dependence is to find a living kidney donor. Kidney donation is safe for those who are medically cleared. You can live a completely normal life with one kidney and save a Veteran's life with your other kidney!
Jose is working with a Veterans organization (DOVE Transplant) to find his life saving donor. DOVE will support all prospective donors throughout the process and ensure they incur no out of pocket costs. If you are interested in learning more, please click the link below. Or you can call 551-449-8319. Please share this profile to increase awareness and Jose's chances of finding his donor. Thank you!

Jose Hinojos

Navy Combat Veteran

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