Larry Nay is a Veteran who served from 1978-1981 as a US Army Police Officer. He has been married 37 years to his wife Peg. Upon separation from the military, Larry worked in sheet metal manufacturing for over 20 years. The past 10 years he worked as a gunsmith at Sig Sauer. Peg has worked as a Facilities Manager at Bauer Hockey.
Unfortunately, Larry has been forced to go on medical leave from the job he loves as he has end stage kidney disease. He often feels tired and unwell. He relies on a machine to do the work of his kidneys.
Larry was told his best chance of living a long life, free from the constraints of dialysis is to undergo a kidney transplant. However the wait for a kidney from a deceased donor can take up to 5 years. Larry may not survive that wait.
Living kidney donation is his best chance. Kidney donation is safe for those who are medically cleared. The evaluation is covered by the transplant center. Out of pockets costs (such as travel, lost wages) are covered by organizations like Donor Outreach for Veterans (dovetransplant.org).
Veterans like Larry have put their lives on the line for their country. What better way to show our appreciation than to step up and learn about being their hero as a living kidney donor? Please click below to learn more.