Wayne Winters, 74, is walking the busy streets near his home in Far West Utah every day hoping to find a kidney donor for his wife. While wearing a sandwich board stating his cause, he’s walking miles daily.
Winters said that after just three days dozens of people offered their help. He told local reporters that he isn’t walking fast for his message to get through. He tells every interested passerby that he needs a kidney for his wife who has been diagnosed with stage 5 kidney failure.
He disclosed that his lady, Deanne, is on dialysis but she doesn’t like it one bit. The man described the experience as “horrible”. The pair met 26 years ago, and he claims she is the love of his life.
Winters told reporters that his wife has good days and bad days and feels helpless when he sees her suffer. On same days, she didn’t look good, so he felt like there was something he could do about it
The Utah man said he drew inspiration from another fellow American who used the sandwich board technique for a similar purpose. “I thought, I can do this,” he told journalists.
Man Just Wants His Wife Back
Winters confessed that he doesn’t have a strategy when walking on a busy street. He just walks up and down. The message on the sandwich board is spelled in big, red letters. The man’s favorite time is the rush hour because drivers slow down and have the time to look at his sign.
Winters said he had met a potential organ donor the first day of his campaign. A man stopped his car and told him he could donate a kidney for his wife. He broke the big news to Deanne, but because it isn’t clear if the kidney donor is compatible, he keeps searching.
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,
the man said.
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