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Barney Falgout worked for a few years before enlisting in the Army at the age of twenty-one. He was stationed at Fort Devins in MA as an 88 Mike assigned to a heavy engineer unit driving dump trucks and eventually ended up at Fort Drum in NY. He saw combat while deployed during the Gulf War and spent six months in Saudi Arabia.

After his honorable discharge in 1991, Barney was employed as a heavy equipment mechanic repairing cranes for three different companies and has been with Maxim Crane Company for the last 10 years. He and his wife Tina have celebrated 31 years together, and have three children and six grandchildren. Barney enjoys boating, fishing, yard work, but most of all spending time at church and with his family.

He was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) eight years ago and has not yet had to rely on dialysis, for which he is extremely grateful. Tina has been ruled out as a donor due to medical reasons. Barney is now looking for help in getting his story out, in hopes that someone will be willing to share it with others or to consider donating a kidney themselves. He hopes to never have to experience dialysis and its limitations.

Barney has enlisted the help of a Veteran's organization called DOVE Transplant which is helping in his outreach to find his life-saving kidney donor. DOVE will assist all prospective donors throughout the process and make sure they do not incur any out-of-pocket expenses related to the evaluation or surgery.

A healthy person can live a normal life with one kidney and save this Veteran's life! Please click on the link below if you would like to learn more OR call (551) 233-1611.

Barney Falgout

Army Veteran

Interested in Becoming a DOVE Donor?
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