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Utah ‘Sandwich Board Man’ Finds Donor Kidney For Wife And Continues His Mission

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74-year-old Wayne Winters spent hours walking along highways in his state with a sandwich board. It carried a short but despairing message “Need Kidney 4 Wife”.

Wayne and Deanne Winters have been married for 26 years. Source: fox13now

After two years of unsuccessful search, the man started an unusual campaign to find a donor organ for his wife Deanne.

Over 100,000 Americans are in strong need of donor organs, most of them – of kidneys

By that time Deanne had had 5 kidney failure and was on dialysis. The couple was married for 26 years.

According to American Transplant Foundation, more than 100,000 Americans are in strong need of donor organs, most of them – of kidneys.

Every ten minutes yet another name is added to the waiting list.

Wayne tried to do his walks during rush hours so that drivers could slow down and read his plea.

He was receiving up to 800 phone calls a day

People were sympathetic to Wayne.

Some stopped their cars and offered him help, others called to express support and offer assistance.

In a little over a month, Winters’ walks panned out. He told was receiving up to 800 phone calls a day, and finally the donor was found.

“He shops at my store!” Source: Keli Vest/Facebook

Ironically, the kidney did not come from those calls.

Instead, it came from a donor who had died at the hospital.

Winters continues his mission and walks with the board again to help other people still waiting for donor kidneys

The surgery was a success and Deanne Winters is now recovering at the hospital.

But Wayne did not stop there.

Winters continues his mission and walks with the board again. His new message is “1,000 kidneys needed in Utah and Idaho”.

His new goal is to save lives of other people who are still waiting for a donor kidney.

Wayne Winters urges others to join to “start a kidney revolution”

Wayne actually says it is his life mission now.

“I will spend more of my days walking with my sign to see how many I can get,” Winters said in his interviews.

Video: fox13now.com

Wayne Winters urges all people to join him and, perhaps, to “start a kidney revolution”.

You go, Wayne!

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