Brian Volk is a US Air Force veteran who started at the age of 18 loading nuclear weapons on FB-111 aircraft as a Nuclear Conventional Aircraft Armament Systems Technician. He also loaded weapons on several other aircraft and spent time in many other places, both in and out of the US. His other responsibilities included maintaining the weapon electrical system on the plane, and as an instructor “teaching others how to do his job.” Brian sustained a traumatic brain injury from a terrorist bombing during his time serving in Saudi Arabia in 1996. In 2010, he retired from the US Air Force after 22 years and 10 months of military service.
Brian has spent much of his time since then serving others. He is the treasurer for the Wayne County Veterans/Patriots Coalition and is a wonderful advocate for many veteran causes, including placing flags at the gravesites and helping with the Veteran’s Day parade. Brian also belongs to an organization called Project Healing Waters, which helps disabled veterans through “camaraderie, connectedness and fly fishing.”
Brian has been married to his wife Brenda for 27 years and has a 23-year-old son Jakob. He desires to stay as active as he can but finds his fatigue keeps him from doing as much as he is used to doing. He loves being outside, going on 100-mile motorcycle rides, building fly fishing rods, and using them. Brian has been diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease and is not yet reliant on dialysis for his survival. He hopes to receive a living kidney before it is necessary. Will you consider partnering with us to help Brian reclaim his active lifestyle, continue to serve disabled veterans and be present for his family?
He 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 551-449-8319.
Air Force Veteran