Story from Local 12, Man uses yard signs to look for kidney donor
"The transplant is the better cure if you will and offers a better quality of life and a longer life as well."
NEWTOWN, Ohio (Angenette Levy) -- Dan Becker, 45, has two energetic sons. Keeping up with them while he's on dialysis is difficult.
"I can't take my kids swimming; I can't do a lot of things. I can't keep up with especially my 2 ½-year-old who's into everything," Becker said. Becker was born with a birth defect that left his kidneys damaged. Following 10 constructive surgeries, he had his first kidney transplant at age nine and a second at 35. A year ago, Dan's doctor visits showed that his kidney was starting to fail. The wait time for a kidney from a donor with an A+ blood type is nearly six years.
“You don’t live as long being on dialysis. The transplant is the better cure if you will and offers a better quality of life and a longer life as well.” One day, Becker saw a post on Facebook about a person using yard signs to look for a donor. He posted the story on his page. "I jokingly said I don't think they'll let me put this up in my HOA and I just started having people saying I'll take a sign, I'll take a sign. It was just amazing," Becker recalled.
The response was so positive that Becker had 60 signs made. They are posted in yards in several communities including Warren County, Anderson Township and Newtown.
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