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Sergeant First Class Mathew Griswould had only planned to do a four-year enlistment in the Army but instead ended up serving 18 years. He spent 10 years as a cannon crewmember in a field artillery unit stationed in Fort Sill, OK before he became an instructor at a Field Artillery School. Mathew did three tours in Korea, with two of them deployed to the DMZ.

After Mathew’s separation in 1997 from the Army, he went to work for the Job Corps Program for nine years starting in Massachusetts, and was then transferred to Alabama. In 2006, he went to work for the Department of Defense as a security officer and then moved to the property books section until his retirement in 2023. Mathew enjoys fishing, watching baseball and football, playing table games, and shooting pool.

Mathew and his wife, Julia, have been married for 46 years, have a son and a daughter, and three grandchildren ranging from the age of 7 to 25. His kidney failure was brought on by hypertension and diabetes, necessitating the start of hemodialysis a month before his retirement. Will you help Mathew continue to be there for his family and live out the rest of his life as normally as possible by sharing his need for a kidney transplant or even considering becoming a kidney donor?

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.

Mathew Griswould

Army Veteran

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

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