Well-Wishes For JoJo Cerda
July 26, 2016 at 7:30 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS sends well-wishes to iHEARTMEDIA Country KTEX/MCALLEN-BROWNSVILLE, TX PD JOJO CERDA, who will undergo a kidney transplant this WEEK. "It's been 18 MONTHS since I was diagnosed with renal kidney failure," CERDA tells ALL ACCESS. "My whole life turned upside down, and it has been a crazy road ever since. Fortunately, I now have a donor -- JULIE, my wife -- [and] after months of testing, I have been cleared for surgery."
CERDA will wrap up his duties at KTEX this AFTERNOON (7/26) before heading to SAN ANTONIO and checking in to the TEXAS TRANSPLANT INSTITUTE. The procedure is scheduled for THURSDAY (7/27), and CERDA is expected to be in ICU for up to 48 hours with a hospital stay totaling approximately one WEEK. "I will be out [of the office] for several weeks," said CERDA. "I will keep [KTEX MD] PATCHES posted, but...I will be out most all of AUGUST. I am excited to get this done, excited to get some rest, and overjoyed to have a match! They will probably shut off my work email, so in the meantime, just keep bugging [PATCHES]. Thank you for the prayers. I ask for another couple of them between now and THURSDAY morning."