Coach Tom Walter: Coach at Wake Forest Shares Kidney, Saves Life

Coach Tom Walter is our one of our Mindful Heroes. This Wake Forest baseball coach gave one of his players one of his own kidneys. Kevin Jordan is an outfielder for Wake Forest whose health began to deteriorate over the last months. He had a rare disease that causes antibodies to attack white blood cells and they damage small blood vessels. Kevin underwent hours of dialysis a day while he kept up his studies and baseball. Kevin Jordan was the New York Yankees pick in the 19th round of 2010’s amateur draft.

They tested Coach Walter and he was a match to Kevin. After discovering that none of Kevin’s relatives were a match, Coach Tom Walter made the ultimate sacrifice for his player that many would never even consider. He is an example of a humble Mindful Hero and we are proud that he is one of our Mindful Heroes.