Jimmy Hillegas is a 52 year-old loving husband who suffers from end-stage-renal disease or kidney failure. Since October, Jimmy has been undergoing dialysis treatments three times per week, and each treatment takes up to four hours. Jimmy has been told by his physician that without a lifesaving kidney transplant, he will grow sicker and sicker and his time will eventually run out. Jimmy desperately needs your help, and his life depends on it.
Jimmy grew up in Roanoke, Indiana and graduated from Huntington North High School. He is an avid open wheel racing fan and has a passion for sprint cars, midgets, silver crown and Indy cars. Jimmy has been married to his loving wife, Tonya for over 13 years and their love for cars initially brought the two of them together. Tonya has decided to give the gift of life to her husband, by donating her kidney to Jimmy for his transplant. Tonya is currently testing to see if she is a match and suitable donor for Jimmy, and so far she has passed the first steps but has many more to follow. Jimmy wants nothing more than to undergo his surgery so he can once again enjoy life and everything he loves in life. Spending time and traveling with family and friends, his beloved dog Koko, and his passion for car racing and football, are temporarily on hold until Jimmy is in better health and off of dialysis treatments.
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May 7, 2016
Jimmy my dear friend, I wish you all the best!! God speed for a great outcome!! Sure to be a long road ahead of you; but, you have a great companion in Tonya by your side!! Miss seeing you at work, I hope to see you again very soon!!!
April 9, 2016
behind you all the way babe.....I love you
April 9, 2016
Praying for your recovery Jimmy. All things are possible. See you at the track.