74-Year-Old Man Walks Miles Every Day In Search Of A Kidney Donor For His Wife

October 20, 2017

elderly man searches for kidney for wife
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.

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