Frank Haislett joined the Army in 1974. He was a Multichannel Communications Equipment Operator and was stationed in a variety of places: Korea, Germany, and Fort Carson, CO. He finished his time in the military at Fort Lewis, now known as Joint Base Lewis-McCord, in the state of Washington before retiring with the rank of Staff Sergeant in 1994, after 20 years of service.
Frank grew up in Georgia, but after retiring, chose to stay in Washington and use his GI Bill to go to school and take a communications course for the civilian sector. He worked at Qwest Communications for nine years and had to stop working in 2009, due to a leg injury that required surgery. He also began to have kidney issues the same year, and there is some thought that surgery to remove his spleen in 1979 after a vehicle accident on base, may have affected his kidneys. He has been working very hard on his health with diet and exercise and has not needed to start dialysis. Frank has been happily married to his wife, Myong, for 39 years and enjoys exercising and taking daily walks.
Help Frank receive a preemptive kidney transplant before his kidneys deteriorate any further - before his need for dialysis! 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.