Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Stoughton man's story highlights need for living kidney donors

WKOW 27 | Jennifer Kliest

MADISON (WKOW) -- A young man from Stoughton who's made a name for himself on the race track is taking on a new mission to help people, but one thing that's getting in the way is his health.

Jordan Wendt, 20, has been living with kidney failure since birth. He's gone through dozens of surgeries and a year ago was put on dialysis, which means he'll have to stay on that treatment until he's able to get a kidney transplant. Despite the health problems, Jordan is an active volunteer in the community. Plus, he's well known in the stock racing community and was chosen for fan favorite in the Legends Car Series two years in a row but his love for racing has been put on the back burner as he works on his new passion.

A couple of years ago, Jordan had a chance to participate in the Make a Wish Foundation because of his disease. Instead of choosing a trip to the Daytona 500, he chose to get help to start his own business. Despite spending hours on dialysis every week, he still has found time and energy to mow lawns for people who can't do it themselves. Continue reading

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