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Lawrence Castro went to Aviation Career & Technical Education High School in New York City and then served three years in Aircraft Structural Repair for the Army. Larry mostly worked on helicopters and was stationed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, served in the Air Calvary and Delta Troop, and was assigned to an Apache Attack Helicopter Unit utilized for search and destroy missions. He thoroughly loved his work and was so good at his job that the pilots asked for him by name.

After his discharge from the military, Larry became a NYC Union Construction Worker. He helped build many of the high rises in the Manhattan skyline, some 60-story buildings. Eight years ago, he slipped on ice which left him with a severely injured spine and titanium rod in his back. Unfortunately, he was medically retired in 2016 and the many medicines taken for his injury were believed to have led to his kidney failure and then to his need for dialysis.

Larry and his wife Maria have been married for 9 years and have a daughter, a grandson and a granddaughter. He and Maria enjoy working in the children’s ministry at their church. Larry is a Yankee fan, loves walking and people-watching, fixing things around the house, and reading (science, math, history, mystery, WWII, and biblical books). We are on a mission to find a kidney for Larry. Your support through sharing his story or considering becoming a donor can make an enormous impact on his journey back to health. Will you help us in this mission?

Larry 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.

Lawrence Castro

Army Veteran

Interested in Becoming a DOVE Donor?
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