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Sergeant Donates Kidney
Sometimes, it’s what we least expect that helps us when we need it most. In 2017, doctors told Clayton Bolt his kidneys were failing. From that point on, his life wasn't the same. Bolt needed a kidney transplant, but this process is easier said than done. Waiting for a kidney transplant could take between 5 and 10 years. Many of Bolt's family members got tested to see if they would be a match for him. Sadly, none of them were. It had been a year since his prognosis, and things weren't looking up. That is, until a family friend stepped in. Sergeant Jay Jones, an officer of the Taylor County sheriff’s department, heard about Bolt’s situation, and didn’t hesitate to get himself tested to see if he was a match. Jones believes that everything happens for a reason. There were many times, over the years, when he could've been hurt on the job. But he wasn't, which ultimately led to him being able to help out Bolt. “Everybody’s got a role to play, and this is mine,” Jones said. It didn't come as a surprise when the results showed that the sheriff was a match for Bolt! Not only did Jones go out of his way to help out Bolt, but this effort created a bond between the two men that will surely last for life. The surgery happened in mid-July, and according to Bolt's mother, it sounds like it went off without a hitch! Here's to both their speedy recoveries, so they can fulfill their roles in life.