John Storvick attended the US Naval Academy graduating in 1978 with a degree in Physics. While at the Academy, he lettered in sailing and skippering an off shore boat.
As a nuclear trained submarine officer, John deployed on several boats to places unknown. During that time, he developed insulin dependent diabetes and was medically discharged from the Navy after 12 years of service. Diabetes had eventually destroyed John's kidneys. He is currently reliant on nightly home hemodialysis treatments 7 days per week.
John has been deemed an excellent candidate for a kidney transplant. Successful transplants give John the best chance to live a long life, free from dialysis.
However, the wait for kidney from a deceased donor is over 5 years long. John may not survive the wait.
A living kidney donor would enable John to bypass the years long wait. Kidney donation is safe for those who are medically cleared. The evaluation is covered by the transplant center and costs related to travel, lost wages can also be covered.
John continues to enjoy his family which includes his wife of 40 years, his daughters, granddaughters, sons-in-laws and would like to get back to mobility to enjoy his passions for old cars, photography and travel.
If you would like to learn about kidney donation to give back to a Veteran who has done so much for his country and community, please contact DOVE either by clicking the link below or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
John D. Storvick