An elderly Utah man has been taking some serious steps to get his wife a new kidney.
All that walking has paid off.
Wayne Winters told KSTU-TV a match was found. The 74-year-old Farr West resident has walked the streets wearing a sandwich board that reads “need kidney 4 wife.” Also on the board were her A-negative blood type and a phone number where he could be reached.
“The sweetest people you’ll ever meet are donors,” Winters told Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate.
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The station reports that his wife, Deanne, is recovering from the kidney transplant surgery and is doing fine.
Winters will continue to walk the streets in hopes of helping others in search of donors.
“Think about it,” Winters told KSTU. “We could start a kidney revolution and that would be so great.”