Retired Roanoke County firefighter seeks donor amid kidney failure
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va – After more than 40 years of serving the Roanoke County community, a retired firefighter is now turning to the community for help. “The reason I wanted to become a firefighter was because it’s kind of like a family tradition. He spent his entire career fighting fires across multiple stations in Roanoke County; however, after struggling with high blood pressure, a trip to the doctor changed his life forever. Since then, Kipley has spent more than two years waiting to find a person with Type B-positive blood who would match him for a kidney donation. So now, he is turning to the community he served in hopes of finding a match.