Robert Shelton retired from the US Marine Corps in 2010 after 20 years of service. He followed
in his father’s footsteps when he joined the Marines in 1989 after high school graduation.
He started his work as an Aviation Crewman, became an instructor, and eventually an Avionics
Maintenance Chief. Robert spent time in Bosnia, Yugoslavia, the Middle East (including Iraq and
Afghanistan) and Africa and was part of the 2017 evacuation of Americans in Sierra Leone.
After his military career, he spent time in security at Camp LeJeune, worked in the Cummings
Engine Plant in NC where he created a training program for mobile equipment and trained
personnel in its use. He moved to Arlington, VA to work for Synexxus as an operations specialist.
Along the way, he received a Business Management Degree from Southern New Hampshire
Robert retired in 2020 due to his failing kidneys from Polycystic Kidney Disease and has been on
dialysis to keep him going until he can receive a new kidney. Robert’s first wife passed away,
and he now shares three children with his current wife, Shannon.
Four buddies have come forward to be potential donors, but unfortunately, they are not candidates. Robert
would love to get back to hunting, fishing, and “turning wrenches” - with a new kidney, we can
help him do just that! Robert 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.
Marine Corps Veteran