The 70-year old grandfather, Christopher Brown, has been on dialysis because of his kidney disease.
Brown says it has reached stage five. Brown worked for the Atlanta Police Department for 25 years and spent an additional 15 years on reserve. He said his current condition and lifestyle have made things very different from his days as an Atlanta Police Officer. "Three days a week. That's half a day of my life on that [dialysis] machine, four hours each time," Brown stressed. "...I didn't ask anybody for help. I gave help. And still, at this point, I don't ask people."
Brown received the department's Medal of Valor in the nineties after saving two children from a burning house while he was off duty. He also spent several years as a detective in the APD Robbery Unit. "I couldn't be where I am unless someone passed it on to me. Pass it...keep it going," Brown said. Brown has been married to his wife, Sheila, for 40 yearly. They hope to celebrate their wedding anniversary this summer. Brown and his wife hope someone will give back to the man who has given so much to save others. Brown has 'O' blood type. If you're interested in learning more, the Brown family would like you to call call Emory Healthcare at (855) 366-7989.