Utah man uses sandwich board to find kidney donor for his wife

Wayne Winters 74 said walking during rush hour is his favorite

Wayne Winters 74 said walking during rush hour is his favorite

A 74-year-old man has taken to the streets in a desperate search to find a kidney donor for his wife.

Winters says he felt helpless watching Deanne suffer, so he chose to find her a kidney himself by hitting the streets in a new suit and shoes.

Deanne was diagnosed with stage five kidney failure.

It has become part of Winters to walk for miles while hanging a sandwich board advertisement on his neck near his Farr West, Utah home.

He came up with the idea of wearing the sandwich board when he saw a story online about another man who did the same thing and received national attention. "I felt like I needed to do something".

"I thought, I can do this", Winters said.

Winters knows finding a match isn't an easy process, and when he gets a donor for his wife, he says he won't stop trying to get people to donate kidneys. At one point, a driver pulled over and said he would get tested to see if he was a match.

Wayne wears a sign with big red letters that reads: 'Need kidney A- 4 wife 675-0278'.

"I say 'Deanne, I think we have a good chance of getting you a kidney", he said.

But until it's for sure, Winters will keep searching.

"After I get a kidney I will have my wife back the way she was, normal, helping people, loving people; she likes to serve other people", Winters said. He considers it his life mission.

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