Guys like me look for hero’s who do battle in some form or fashion…
They get in gunfights or fistfights and thus risk their lives. But sometimes others risk their lives to save others without the use of violence.
Joe Vohs of Linwood, Kansas is such a man.
The 46 year old Farmers Insurance dude gave up a kidney to save a life. And not his child’s, his wife’s or even a relative’s. He gave it up for someone he doesn’t even know and may never meet.
On December 29th last year, Vohs gave away part of his body for one reason and one reason only.
To make a difference. Or in his words, "to do what;s right. I’ve been blessed, my life is great. I love my wife, Katy and I’m a happy man. Why not give someone else the gift of life?"
What a HERO this guy is. And for no reason other than to HELP SOMEONE LESS FORTUNATE.
Not with money or a kind word, but giving up part of his own body. That’s brave, really brave.
Joe’s wife, Katy was a dialysis nurse for 10 years. She saw the horror of living with a bad kidney and the tragic death it all too often brought about in the end.
Then Joe saw a TV program one evening that mentioned the National Kidney Registry. And Joe saw how he could help by donating his own kidney. He may never know who got it, it’s up to them to call and thank Joe if they want to.
"I’m OK with it if they don’t ever call, I will always know I did a nice thing for another person in this country," Joe says. "I’ll know I saved a life."
Joe now knows his kidney went to New York.
Chanel 4 had him on last night and today about his brave act.
"I’m not on TV to brag or boast about what I did. Only to try and encourage others to do something similar. We can all help make this place a better world if we really want to do what’s right."
P.S. Joe is my insurance agent and has been for more than 10 years.
And he was most helpful when my little brother Jack was killed in October.
Great guy. Nice story about a good man.
P.S. He was sore for two weeks, no bad pain, is back to normal. He runs and is in a big race on March 10Th…running, canoeing, and biking…damn talk about back to normal. What a guy….maybe its his name a GOOD JOE.