74-Year-Old Man Walks Miles Every Day In Search Of A Kidney Donor For His Wife
October 20, 2017
Credit: Fox 13 Now
A 74-year-old Utah man is walking miles a day on a mission to find his wife a kidney donor.
Every day, Wayne Winters puts on a sandwich board advertisement and walks for miles near his Farr West, Utah home.
“I’m trying to get a kidney for my wife,” Winters told Fox 13 Now. “My wife has stage 5 kidney failure. She’s on dialysis and she doesn’t like it, it’s horrible.”
“I didn’t know what to do. I felt like I needed to do something.”
Winters said he saw a similar story on the news about a man in search of an organ donor for his wife, and made his own sign before heading out. He said that 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,'” Winters said.
Until it’s confirmed, Winters said he’ll keep walking with his sign.
“After I get a kidney I will have my wife back the way she was, normal, helping people, loving people. She likes to serve other people.”
He said that even after Deanne finds a match, he plans to continue helping others search for their donor. To help Winters, call 801-675-0278.