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Joshua (Josh) Kostecka joined the US Army in 2000. He spent six years on Active Duty as an Information Technology Specialist (25B), serving with the 305th Military Intelligence (MI) Battalion at Fort Huachuca, US Forces Korea, and 3rd Army/US Army Central at Fort McPherson, which included short stints in Egypt and Kuwait. While leaving active service as a Staff Sergeant in 2006, he was diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy.

After leaving active service, Josh continued in the Army Reserves for a time, until overseas employment complications made continued Reserve duty impracticable. He transitioned to the US Civil Service as a civilian Information Technology Specialist, working for the US Marine Corps at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms and the US Army at the Yakima Training Center. Josh later transitioned to Army Counterintelligence (CI) in 2009, graduating from the US Army's CI Special Agent Course and qualifying as a Special Agent specializing in Cyber CI. Since 2009, he spent six years in South Korea and another six years in Honolulu working for Army Counterintelligence before moving to his current assignment in the Fort Meade area.

Josh appreciates art and has enjoyed many hours in galleries meeting various artists from around the world. He also likes to travel, though that has been severely reduced since starting dialysis. After a transplant, he plans to take an Antarctica cruise to visit the last two continents that he has not seen.

Josh has been on dialysis since 2017, when his IgA Nephropathy progressed to end-stage renal disease, though he continues to work full-time. Will you help him reach his goal and dream of experiencing the sights and sounds of the remaining two continents and be free of relying on dialysis to sustain his life?

Josh has enlisted the help of a Veteran's organization called DOVE Transplant which is helping in his outreach to find his life-saving kidney donor. DOVE will assist all prospective donors throughout the process and make sure they do not incur any out-of-pocket expenses related to the evaluation or surgery.

A healthy person can live a normal life with one kidney and save this Veteran's life! Please click on the link below if you would like to learn more OR call (551) 233-1611.

Joshua Kostecka

Army Veteran

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