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Man walks streets to find his wife a kidney

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Larry Swilling heads out to walk around with the sign he hopes will help his wife find a kidney. (Sept. 3, 2012/FOX Carolina) Larry Swilling heads out to walk around with the sign he hopes will help his wife find a kidney. (Sept. 3, 2012/FOX Carolina)
STARR, SC (FOX Carolina) -

An Anderson County man is on a mission to get his wife a new kidney. 

Larry Swilling said his wife, Jimmie Sue Swilling, has been on a waiting list for a new kidney, but in the meantime he's taking matters into his own hands.

He has been spending the last week on the phone and walking the streets in the Upstate with a sign that says "Need kidney 4 wife."  He said it's a mission to help his wife of 56 years.  

He said she was born with one kidney and ran into some complications after having their third child. 

SLIDESHOW: Man seeks kidney for wife

The couple told FOX Carolina Larry Swilling and the kids aren't a match, so they're looking for someone who will match her - she's O positive.

They said Jimmie Sue Swilling is on a waiting list for a kidney, but they're trying really hard to find one before things get worse. 

Larry Swilling is still working to help with the couple's bills, but he hits the streets on his days off.  He is planning to walk through downtown Greenville Tuesday. 

If you would like to help, you can call him at 864-314-0212.  

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