Vincent Villano is a ret. Army Sergeant who worked Field Artillery and as a Military Police Officer throughout his 8 years of service. Upon discharge, he worked as a Paramedic.
Vincent is coping with a genetic, chronic kidney condition: Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) that has caused permanent kidney failure. Because of the genetic nature of this disease, his family members are ineligible to be evaluated as donors.
Sadly, Vincents mother died last November. She also had Polycystic Kidney Disease. In addition to running his own insurance business, Vincent is a proud dad of two. Despite relying on life saving hemodialysis treatments 3 days a week for several hours each day, Vincent pushes himself to remain positive and hopeful for the sake of his children.
Vincent was fortunate to have found a living kidney donor several years ago (also an Army Veteran). The transplant was a success and gave Vincent back his life for several years. However, because of his PKD, his native kidneys grew so large they damaged his transplanted kidney. With those kidneys now removed, Vincent is hopeful that another transplant will last many more years.
Vincent has done so much for his country and his community. Let us help Veterans like Vincent by stepping up as a living kidney donor and getting them back to their full lives and giving them hope for their future. Please click on the link below to learn more about DOVE and kidney donation. Thank you.
Vincent Villano Jr