After protecting and serving as a Missouri police officer, Ryan Armistead found himself in trouble. And while he’d survived every criminal and danger that he’d encountered thus far, the greatest threat came from within. A rare auto-immune disorder had caused irreversible damage to his kidneys, you see – but then a stranger appeared and offered him a new lease of life.
Before Armistead fell ill, he had led a busy life. Not only was he a full-time machine shop worker, but he also worked part-time as a Missouri police officer. And on top of that, he has a son called Gregory with his wife, Jessica. But Armistead’s life changed dramatically in 2015 following his diagnosis, which saw him on dialysis six months later and on a waiting list for a new kidney, too.