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Paul “Mike” Titus was a combat Marine who served in Vietnam where he sustained severe burns and had to be medevaced to a burn ward in Bremerton, WA. After a three-month hospital stay for in-patient recovery, he worked as an instructor at Camp Pendleton. His last duty station was Pearl Harbor where he worked as an assistant warden.

After his military service ended, Mike enrolled in college in Klamath Falls, OR, and supported himself as a heavy equipment operator for the railroad. Later, he was employed as an ironworker. Mike retired from a 30-year career in Portland, OR where he designed equipment for the plywood industry, and became a consultant to the engineers with whom he worked, and he continues to provide consulting to this day. During his service in Pearl Harbor Mike felt honored to be selected to lead the security detail aboard the USS New Orleans for the Apollo 14 astronauts after their splash-down in the Pacific Ocean. Mike received an accommodation from the recovery ship’s captain for his role in this special mission. Mike also received an award from a professor at Oregon State University for his design of a system for removing excess moisture from the plywood panels produced in the professor’s laboratory.

During his military service in Vietnam, Mike was exposed to Agent Orange which led to the development of bladder cancer and stage 5 chronic kidney disease, and his need for a living kidney transplant. If Mike doesn’t receive a living donor kidney soon he will have to start dialysis which will affect his day-to-day life and the activities he enjoys with Theresa, his wife of three years, their four children, and four grandchildren.

Mike 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. Thank you.

Paul Titus

Marine Vetaran

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