Midland veteran in need of kidney donor after diagnosis

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MIDLAND, Texas (KOSA) – A Midland veteran is in search of a donor after discovering out he has kidney illness.

Terry Davenport lately went to the physician for what he thought can be an everyday check-up. That go to didn’t go how he hoped.

“I went to the physician for only a common bodily and he stated hey there’s one thing fallacious together with your kidneys you need to get it checked out,” stated Davenport.

Davenport is a U.S. veteran, a father of 5 youngsters and a husband of 21 years.

“Your life can change in only a matter of a physician go to and that’s what occurred to me,” Davenport stated.

He’s no stranger to coping with kidneys. Davenport misplaced his father to kidney failure when he was simply 14-years-old, and is aware of all too effectively the highway that lies forward. That’s why he’s doing every thing in his energy to remain round for his household.

Terry Davenport served in the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Army and the National Guard.
Terry Davenport served within the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Military and the Nationwide Guard.(Hannah Burbank/CBS7)

“I need to be right here for my household, I need to be right here for my spouse and my youngsters, I’ve 5 youngsters I’ve been married 21 years and I’m solely 44 so I acquired an extended strategy to go and I need to make it that means,” stated Davenport.

Davenport served within the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Military and Nationwide Guard for plenty of years earlier than retiring and starting a profession within the oil trade. He’s additionally taken the function of youth pastor at his church.

The time within the navy, mixed with the latest analysis, has modified his perspective on life and what actually issues.

“We don’t generally take time to decelerate as a result of we’re at all times going with sports activities and oil area so I feel simply take time and take these little moments you’ve with household and simply cherish them since you by no means know,” Davenport stated.

The following step for Davenport and his household can be getting on a ready listing for a kidney donor.

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