Retired Police Officer Saves Partner’s Life
Here’s a feel good story to start your day with. Retired Police Officer Michael Felts devoted his professional career to saving lives, and now his former partner has saved his life. Felts was diagnosed with Lupus and found himself in desperate need of a new kidney, and that’s where his old partner stepped in.
The retired Virginia Beach Police officer recently found out he’s got a match for a new kidney from Rock Eason.
Eason is his former partner in the Virginia Beach Police Department and a good friend that he’s known for over 25 years.
“He ran a lot of marathons, maybe I’ll be able to run a marathon when I get this thing working,” Felts said.
Michael’s wife, Joy, called the match a miracle.
“He such a giving person,” said Joy Felts.
The two former officers worked together for years teaching new recruits in the academy.
Eason said, “[Felts] was in tiptop shape. He was a monster in the gym. To see him to go from that to being sick as he was, it was tough. It was tough on so many people who were close to him because we knew what his lifestyle was.”
Michael’s been giving himself dialysis in his home four days a week.
Rock said Michael’s determination despite his illness has been an inspiration to many.
“A lot of my friends would say I’m having a bad day. We think of Mike and our day’s not bad at all,” said Eason.
Law Enforcement is a big family, and it’s no surprise that somebody in the blue family stepped up for him. Thank you Officer Eason.