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William Kopsch is a retired Lt Col who served 24 years in the United States Air Force. He attended Officer's Training School at Lackland AFB in 1979 after receiving a degree in English at Montclair State College. Bill attended the Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course at Chanute AFB in Illinois, became an Aircraft Maintenance Officer, and stayed in that career in several capacities. He was assigned to Grumman Aircraft in 1986 to learn the business from the commercial side. In 1987, while stationed at the Pentagon he worked in the Air Force’s International Standardization Office. From there, he moved to RAF Bentwaters in England where he served as the Component Repair Squadron commander. He later served in South Korea--with a remote assignment, and then moved to Germany for three years. Bill finished his Air Force career at Randolph AFB at the Aircraft Maintenance Division of Air Education and Training Command. He loved his job!

Bill was married to his late wife Cindy for 42 years before she passed away and has two children. His son and daughter-in-law were in the Navy, and his daughter is a civil servant who works for the Defense Information Systems Agency. Bill has four wonderful grandchildren, with one grandson choosing to follow him and joined the Air Force. He is blessed to have his friend Karen who has been a great support for him. They enjoy going to rock concerts, riding bikes, and exploring Island Beach State Park together.

Bill was diagnosed with FSGS (focal segmental glomerulosclerosis), which caused scar tissue to form on his kidneys. Thankfully, he is not yet reliant on dialysis for his survival and is hoping for a pre-emptive kidney transplant. Bill is proud of his service and would do it all over again. He traveled all over the world, met great people, and had a wonderful experience. Will you join our mission to find a kidney for Bill? Your support, whether through spreading the word on social media or considering becoming a donor, can make a profound impact in his life!

Bill 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) 233-1611.

William Kopsch

Air Force Veteran

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