Man, 74, Treks In Search Of Kidney Donors For Wife

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Wayne Winters, a 74-year-old man has taken to the streets in the United States in a desperate search to find a kidney donor for his wife.

It has become part of Winters to walk for miles while hanging a sandwich board advertisement on his neck near his Farr West, Utah home.

Winters said he came up with the idea after his wife, Deanne, was diagnosed with stage 5 kidney failure and he was at a loss of how to help.

“I didn’t know what to do,” he told the news outlet. “I felt like I needed to do something.”

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.

Winters noted that rush hour was his favourite time to walk, adding 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,” he said.

But until it’s confirmed, Winters said he’ll keep walking with his sign.

According to Fox News, 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.

He told Fox News: “I don’t walk real fast.

“She likes to serve other people.”

Winters who added his contact number as 801-675-0278 said that even after Deanne finds a match, he would continue to help others search for their donor.

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