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Oregon man takes search for kidney donor to the streets

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NEWBURG, OR. (WKOW) -- You see it all the time, people standing on street corners holding up signs. Some are advertisements, others asking drivers for money. An Oregon man is asking for something a little different.

Kevin Gray found out last May that he has stage five kidney failure. Without a living donor, Gray will be lucky if he will get a kidney in three years.

Currently, he spends nine hours every night in dialysis for treatment. It hit him one day that he needed to get out and spread the message. Gray's not trying to make a living, he's trying to stay alive.

"It just kind of hit me that I needed to step up and get out there and spread the message," said Gray.

Gray stands at the intersection of 99-W that intersects with faith.

"You gotta believe, cause if you don't believe, then you don't got nothing."

Kevin came close to finding a match in his own home. But a few days ago, his wife, Dawn-Marie learned her kidneys were attached and couldn't be separated.

Dawn started a Facebook page for potential donors called "Are You My Type?". She also organized fundraisers to pay for Kevin's medical bills.


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