Glazer: Scribe’s ‘Good Hands Man’ Serves Up a Body Part

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.

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10 Responses to Glazer: Scribe’s ‘Good Hands Man’ Serves Up a Body Part

  1. Orphan of the Road says:

    Great Man
    When ordinary people, do extraordinary things, that makes them heroes.

    Being your insurance man may be the second, bravest thing he has done in his life. (cue rim shot).

  2. Young says:

    Inspiring Story
    Too bad nobody wants to talk about the good, wonderful people like this man. I tip my cap to you sir.

  3. Rainbow Man says:

    That is about as cool as it gets.

  4. Smartman says:

    A True Hero
    Bingo Rainbow Man! This is as good as it gets! Props and Gods’ blessings to Joe and his wife. But c’mon Craig don’t be so modest. I’m sure you’ve made many sperm donations over the years.

  5. Larry Mondello says:

    Very cool indeed. One correction though Hearne…

    “Good Hands Man” would be more appropriate if he was an Allstate agent since that has been their slogan for decades. I am sure that his Farmers buddies caught that right away. Signed….a guy who has worked for both companies over the years.

  6. mermaid says:

    What a great thing to do. Wish I could meet someone that was as nice as you. I’m not sure that person exists. Most people are all selfish. I’m learning that day by day. People are a constant disappointment to me.

  7. chuck says:

    That guy is so cool, the wind blows around him.

    What can ya say?

    Check out his picture again on the front page.

    He even LOOKS like the most wonderful human being you would everr meet in your life.

    I tip my jaded, pessimistic, world weary hat to this great American.

    God bless ya Joe, I hope you have 12 children you raised just like you, to make the world just a little better place.

  8. Craig Glazer says:

    Sure Nice To Read
    Not like my usual stories with so much anger and dislike from others….glad some people can see there really is good in the world and in people. We all have it in us, sometimes we just get beat up so badly its hard to find. The only sad thing here is just how rare a man like Joe Vohs truely is…glad some of you can see and appreciate that.

  9. Hearne says:

    And as for the “Good Hands” schtick…
    Of course I know the origin of that term, but words and word usage evolves.

    That’s the way it is in the writing game

  10. big bob says:

    Craig you are a bigger hero
    you agve your brain to Coke years ago.

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