Rob is a 41-year-old USMC Veteran who served four years as a small computer specialist and did a tour of duty in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and participated in NATO artillery exercises in Norway.
After his military service, he received a bachelor's in computer science at George Mason University and continued his career doing IT for government contracts and working for various agencies, mostly DHS and DOD customers. He is currently working for Microsoft as a Senior Consultant and genuinely loves it!
Rob was 23 when he found out that he had polycystic kidney disease. His mom, sister and other family members also have PKD. At the age of 40, his kidney function dropped dramatically, and he began to have a hard time sleeping, has a loss of appetite, continues to battle fatigue, and will be starting peritoneal dialysis soon.
Rob and his wife Sarah are happily married and have two great kids. He has found a love of woodworking and would love to get back to running again.
With a new kidney, Rob would have the energy he needs to continue working, caring for his family and watching his kids grow. His desire is to be fully present for his job and his family. 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. Thank you.