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Chester (Chet) Smith is a 35-year-old husband and father in need of a kidney transplant and he needs the help of his community to make it happen. Transplants are life-saving but very expensive.

In 2008, Chet was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), which is the last stage of kidney disease. It means his kidneys failed and they stopped working; he cannot survive without dialysis or a kidney transplant. On Aug 4, 2008 Chet had dialysis for the first time. Chet is now completely dependent on dialysis which he undergoes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. His only chance to return to good health is kidney transplant.

Updates (11)

July 3, 2017

Hi everyone! Chet has had some issues with his white blood cell count over the past several months but praise God! I think we are past that! Thank you for supporting and loving us!

March 28, 2017

Praise God! Chet’s had his new kidney “Regina” for 6 months today! Thank you everyone for all your prayers!


September 27, 2016

Dear Temperance & Chet, I know that God provides. Thank you for wearing your campaign shirts today. I know you are doing all you can. God is a God of miracles. He has always and continues to move mountains. I know He always provides. Please take care and keep complete faith and hope. God is above. Matthew 19:26 "....with God all things are possible" ~ I know this to be true in my and my family's life. He has continually provided and is with us every step of the way. He will be there for you every step of the way. It will be ok. With Love and Hope and Faith! (We just submitted our donation and know God can multiply it beyond what we all can give!)

David & Irene G.

August 12, 2016

To my sister and brother in law. God got this for yall. We love you both and pray daily

Love victoria and Bobby

August 12, 2016

Chester, we both know that God's hands are on you and He is in control! We all love you at TBC and are thoughts and Prayers go with you and your family!

Philip R. Van Horn

August 11, 2016

With God all things are possible.

Ashley Coontz