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Lieutenant Edward Damiani received a Navy scholarship to Iowa State University’s ROTC program, receiving a civil engineering degree in 1989. He served 5 years active duty, with 1 ½ years in school and 3 ½ years on submarines as either the electrical, tactical systems or quality control officer. Ed was stationed at Naval Submarine Base Bangor in Washington state and received the Navy Achievement Medal for his meritorious service to our country.

In 1995, Ed went to the University of Wisconsin and received a master’s degree in teaching in 1998. He taught math for Komo Park High School in St. Paul, MN for one semester before moving to Grand Rapids, MN to teach high school physics and physical science. After teaching high school for seven years, Ed made the transition in 2005 to Itasca Community College (now Minnesota North College), where he has been teaching physics and electronics in the college’s two-year engineering transfer program for the past 19 years. Ed is eligible for early retirement but is choosing to stay because he thoroughly enjoys what he does.

Ed and his wife Kim have been married for 34 years and have two sons, two daughters, one granddaughter and another on the way soon. He has always been a highly active person hiking, canoeing, and deep woods camping with his kids; coaching and refereeing soccer; teaching summer engineering camps; and taking long trips on his motorcycle. Being diagnosed in 2022 with IgA nephropathy and then starting dialysis in 2023 has put a damper on his ability to be as active as he was. Ed continues doing the things he loves but in moderation. Will you help him reclaim his health with the gift of a kidney transplant by sharing his story or even consider becoming his living kidney donor?

Ed 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.

Edward Damiani

Navy Veteran

Interested in Becoming a DOVE Donor?
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