74-Year-Old Man Walks For Miles In Search Of Kidney Donor For Wife
Being desperate to find a kidney donor for his wife, a 74-year-old man chose to walk miles in order to search for one. The daily routine for Wayne Winters consists of putting on a sandwich board advertisement and walking for miles near his Farr West, Utah home.
“I don’t walk real fast,” he told Fox 13 Now.
Winters says he started doing that when his wife, Deanne, was diagnosed with stage 5 kidney failure and he he didn’t know how else to help.
“I didn’t know what to do,” he told the news outlet. “I felt like I needed to do something.”
A similar story about a man in search of an organ donor for his wife inspired Wayne to do the same for his beloved wife. On his first day, a driver stopped to tell him he would get tested to see if he was a match.
“I say ‘Deanne, I think we have a good chance of getting you a kidney,’” he told Fox 13 Now.
Until everything is confirmed, Winters said he’ll keep walking with his sign. One side of his board brings attention to his wife’s case, but the reverse side notes the thousands of others who could benefit from organ donation.
“After I get a kidney I will have my wife back the way she was, normal, helping people, loving people,” Winters told Fox 13 Now. “She likes to serve other people.”
But, Winters’s mission won’t stop after his wife gets a kidney. He will continue helping others search for their donor. To help Winters, call 801-675-0278.