Oconomowoc principal donates kidney to brother
OCONOMOWOC - Donating an organ to save someone's life can be the greatest gift in life. A school principal in Oconomowoc is about to donate one of his kidneys to his brother.
Joseph Moylan turned out to be the best match for his brother. The surgery is set for next month.
The Oconomowoc High School Principal was enjoying some time with his sons Thursday night before he gives up one of his kidneys.
He says it was an easy decision to donate to his brother.
"We've always known he was going to need one, so when it's your brother you do," said Moylan.
His 40 year old brother Jeff in Madison needed a kidney after an infection.
Joseph knows three people die waiting for a kidney donor for every one person who gets one. So he's trying to find more donors.
"This is the issue that really brings out the the good in people and you really get to see how wonderful people really are, how giving they are."
It's not just Moylan's personal story that has him speaking out about organ donations, a former student here and the spouse of a staff person are all in need of a kidney.
Moylan wears a T-shirt that encourages people to sign up to be an organ donor.
His Oconomowoc High school is having a blood and tissue donation drive on Tuesday October 22.
The father of three boys knows it can be a life saving decision.
"For other people I get that it's a difficult decision, really one that comes from the heart," said Moylan.