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Ken joined the US Air Force after graduating from high school and spent time as an air traffic controller at Pease AFB in New Hampshire, joined the 22nd Combat Communication Squadron in FL to deploy to Saudi Arabia serving in both Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

After the dissolution of his unit, he permanently joined the Air Traffic Control Unit at Seymour Johnson AFB until completion of his enlistment. After his military service, he attended Mary Washington College to pursue a degree in political science. He began campaign consulting in 1995 for state house and statewide races. In 1997 he began working for a defense contractor in DC region managing state and local political affairs. He later worked in sales and marketing for a friend’s remodeling company.

In 2016, Ken started having headaches, and with undiagnosed high blood pressure, found himself in the ICU. He started home hemodialysis in 2017. His fatigue from kidney disease and dialysis has made it impossible to continue working. Ken has three adult children and loves being outdoors - kayaking, biking and gardening.

With a new kidney and a new lease on life, he can get back to doing the things he loves, including traveling. Ken 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. Thank you.

Ken Phelps

Air Force Veteran

Interested in Becoming a DOVE Donor?
Click the button below to learn more about the process and eligibility requirements.

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