His plea caught the attention of people around the world - and now his wife has a new kidney.
“I was just so overwhelmed. I didn't know what to think,” Winters told KSTU.
After Winters' story went viral, hundreds stepped up to help, overwhelming him with calls.
“Between 7-800, it filled my phone up. I’m sitting here with this full phone,” said Winters.
Three weeks later he's no longer shuffling along sidewalks, but through the hallways of a hospital. On Sunday his wife Deanne got the call they've waited two years for.
“We have a kidney for you get down here,” Winters said.
A kidney donor passed away bringing new life to his wife. Now with a new kidney the couple can add more time and adventures to their 26 years of marriage.
“If she can have a good five years that would be awesome, we can have our life back,” Winters said.
His mission is far from over.
“I will spend more of my days walking with my sign to see how many I can get,” Winters said.
“Think about it we could start a kidney revolution, and that would be so great."