Oklahoma veteran asks for kidney donation on street cornerUPDATED 6:16 AM HST Oct 14, 2013Video Transcript
CORNER TO ASK FOR A DONATION... BUT IT'S NOT MONEY HE'S AFTER... HE'S LOOKING FOR A NEW KIDNEY. KOCO'S KIM PASSOTH HAS IS STORY. KIM? PAUL AND JESSICA... THIS IS ROBERT DEAN OF ARCADIA... TODAY HE SPENT HIS 84TH BIRTHDAY ON A STREET CORNER ASKING OTHERS FOR THE GIFT OF LIFE. NATS: I need an a or o ROBERT DEAN IS USING LAST BIT OF STRENGTH TO STAND ON THE CORNER OF MEMORIAL AND PENN ... HE SAYS IT'S HIS LAST HOPE. DEAN SAYS: 1:29:31 i know that oklahomans are very generous people and i thought that if somebody saw me out here and saw that i needed a kidney maybe somebody would want to give me one 1:29:44 HIS KIDNEYS BEGAN FAILING TWO YEARS... FRIENDS AND FAMILY OFFERED THEIRS... BUT NO ONE WAS A MATCH. NOW HE UNDERGOES DIALYSIS TWICE A WEEK ... 1:29:04 it takes all the strength away from you - it does terrible things to your body 1:29:06 NATS: cars driving by SO FAR TWO STRANGERS WHO SAW THIS SIGN HAVE CALLED OFFERING TO DONATE. NEITHER WAS A MATCH. THIS WOMAN TOLD HIM SHE WOULD DONATE BUT HAS FAILING KIDNEYS OF HER OWN. CLIP 48: 1:41:39 i;m sorry to hear that... Other people too 1:41:51 AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP DEAN... HE SAYS HE WELCOMES YOUR PHONE CALL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ORGAN DONATION... YOU CAN VISIT ORGAN DONOR DOT GOV. LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM ... KP... KOCO 5 NEWS. EDMOND POLICE ISSUE A SILVER ALERT.