March 25, 2016
National Guardsman Dustin Brown stands with his wife and young son holding a sign that demonstrates his plight - he needs a kidney.ATLANTA - In less than 24 hours, a local patriot will undergo life-saving surgery.
Time was rapidly running out for a National Guardsman to receive a kidney transplant before his military contract expired.
Dustin Brown was in Stage 5 kidney failure and about to lose his insurance when another service member stepped up to help.
"We're all on the same team," Marine Corps Veteran Temple Jeffords said. "He's my brother just as much as any other person out there wearing the uniform."
Temple didn't hesitate when he saw Brown was in need.
"One of the things the Marine Corps teaches you is you're all brothers and sisters," Temple said. "That you're all part of the same family."
Dustin was about to deploy as a medic last fall when he found out his kidneys were failing.
He couldn't complete his mission to help people.
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