Columbia, SC (WLTX)- A Midlands father who spent time serving his country and saving lives is looking for a kidney.

Rick Greene spent more than ten years rescuing others as a paramedic in many counties throughout the Midlands.

Greene has two children, Kelsey and Kailen. Kelsey Greene is a 7th grader at St. Andrews. His son, Kailen Greene must haven taken after his father. Kailen plays football as a lineman at Columbia High School.

His dad used to play football for the University of South Carolina as a linebacker. Greene said he found out that he had a kidney disease three years ago.

"When the doctor told me I had the disorder, it tore me up," Greene said. "It's something I couldn't accept right away."

Greene is on dialysis and receives treatment three times a week. Last year, he was admitted to the hospital 17 times.

If you would like to help, here is how you can donate.

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