Roy Branch enlisted in the US Air Force after a few years of college, served 14 years active duty and 6 years active reserves. He was trained in Supply Troop Logistics and then cross-trained in Club Management spending time in Germany, Korea, Alaska, and various states from California to Maine. His six years spent in the reserves were overseeing the supplies for the Civil Engineering Squadron.
After 20 years of service, Roy retired in 1998 and went back to work managing clubs. He was having some health issues with his kidneys and in 2006 left his career in club management, due to the long hours, and went to work for the National Cemetery Administration arranging funerals for military personnel. He worked at the Riverside National Cemetery in California and retired in 2014.
Roy has been married to his wife Angela for 33 years, he has one son, five grandchildren, and a great-grandson. He and Angela care for his 97-year-old mother who lives with them, and Angela’s nephew also calls their place home. Roy was diagnosed with PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) in 1985, went on dialysis in 2007, and was on it for 10 years until his first kidney transplant in 2017. Unfortunately, a BK virus attacked his kidney and he found himself back on dialysis at the end of 2021. Roy has been through so much and would love to live a normal life again - being able to travel and experience the joys of eating delicious food!
A new kidney would give him the best chance of that normal life, will you help? Roy 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.
Air Force Veteran