Kelvin Walton is a 50-year-old US Marine Corps Veteran who enlisted in 1993 right after High School. He served two years in Okinawa and two years on Quantico Marine Corps Base, VA in Field Radio Communications working with microwave satellite electronics. He trained with the Rock Marines in Korea for six months and also trained with the Australian Marines for six weeks.
After his honorable discharge in 1997, Kelvin got involved in law enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff before working for Comcast, first as a field tech, then in a supervisory role, and retired in 2017 as a manager.
Kelvin was diagnosed with diabetes in 2000 and suffered a stroke in 2017 which destroyed his kidneys and led to his need for dialysis in January 2022. He is battling with GERD, a side effect, which makes it difficult for him to digest and take his pills. He enjoys fishing and would love to get back to traveling and enjoying amusement parks! Kelvin and his wife Lawr-alea have been married for 20 years and have five daughters and five grandchildren. He loves spending time with his family and grandchildren but finds it hard to participate as much as he would like due to battling fatigue.
Would you help him get his life and energy back, so he can continue to be an important part of his grandchildren’s lives and be fully 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.