(Amy Alonzo | Fernley Leader-Courier) – When Phil Wooley sees a problem, he grabs the bull by the horns and takes charge. So, when he heard fellow Dayton resident David Mickelsen needed a kidney transplant, Wooley underwent tests to see if he was a match – and he was.
In the seven years Mickelsen has been battling kidney failure, Wooley was the first possible match.
“I was in a bit of shock and amazement, likely due to the fact that I had been searching for a donor for such a long time without any offers, and those who have tried being disqualified,” Mickelsen said.
Mickelsen has been on dialysis for five years for kidney failure, and he also suffers from a benign brain tumor that, despite an operation and radiation, still affects him.
Wooley, 41, is an outspoken graphic artist for the Moonlight Bunny Ranch who also…