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Earl Eckbold is a 23-year US Army Combat Veteran who was one of the original 500 in the first Ranger Battalion (1974) and served as a light and heavy weapons infantryman. He spent 21 years in jump status and was a member of the Army Parachute team - the Golden Knights. Earl spent time in Europe, Southwest Asia, North Africa, Central America and was deployed during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He retired from the Army in 1996 as a First Sergeant.

Using his GI Bill, Earl received a bachelor's degree in philosophy and history at West Chester University and then studied at Lutheran Theology Seminary in Philadelphia, while also working as a manager at H&R Block. He worked five years for the Boy Scouts and six years as an Operations Manager for Chester County Transportation before his retirement in 2021.

Earl and his wife Michele will soon be celebrating their 12th Anniversary and have a blended family of two daughters, three sons, and six granddaughters. He enjoys going to the shooting range, cooking, volunteering at the local hospital, and going to the gym. He was diagnosed with Stage 3 kidney failure from untreated hypertension and has been on dialysis since January 2024. Michele and his father-in-law both wanted to donate to him but were not able to because of health conditions. Earl needs our help; will you consider sharing his story or even consider becoming a kidney donor?

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.

Earl Eckbold

Army Veteran

Interested in Becoming a DOVE Donor?
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