Update and Alert

A few days ago I wrote about the story of Destin Perkins.

He was the 16 year old boy, who needed a kidney transplant. His father had been released from jail so that he could be tested to see if he could be eligible to donate one of his kidneys to his son. However, he absconded and is now on the loose. According to the U.S. Marshall’s office, he may be armed and dangerous.

Well, last night this blog got busy. I recieved a message from a reader. He was a father, and was distressed at the news that Destin’s father ran rather than go through the testing needed to save his son. A quote from this man “I am a father and would do anything for my children.”

He has offered to go thru the testing and see if he is a match to Destin, and see if he can donate one of his own kidneys. I have been in touch with him this morning, and he tells me that he has been in contact with the hospital. So the process has begun. And he generously gave me permission to announce this on the blog.

Josh Marshall, you are quickly becoming one of my heroes. You are an excellent example of a father. I hope your family is as proud of you as I am right now. Josh, I hope will keep us updated as to how things are going in the process. And Josh, thank you.

There may be family members reading here. If so, I hope you will feel free to let us know how Destin is doing.


U.S. Marshall’s have recieved a “solid lead” to Byron Perkins.

He was sighted in Mexico.











Perkins and Howard posed as tourists who had been robbed in Mexico, in order to get credit from area businesses. Now they have charges of theft against them in Mexico. Reportedly his family haven’t heard from him, and they are cooperating with authorities. A $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to their arrest.







No sign of the father as yet, but Dustin has received some encouraging news. He is to go back to the hospital for more testing, but there is a possibility that his aunt may be a match and he may be able to get a kidney from her.



Byron Perkins has been dubbed the ‘Most Hated Man in America’. Perkins and Howard are now on the ’15 Most Wanted’ on the US Marshall’s list.



US Marshall’s say that there have been sightings of Byron Perkins in El Paso, Texas.



Destin Perkins got his kidney transplant! Not from his father, but from the donor program.




  1. Joshua Marshall said,

    March 3, 2006 at 5:05 pm

    I am writing this as I promised to keep this site updated. I am now on a list for Destin in the case I may be needed for a screening. I feel like it may be just a general waiting list. I feel like if the word was spread to an actual family member, I would have a greater chance finding out if I could help Destin. If a family member or friend of the family visits this site, please pass the word or respond to this blog.

    Thank you

  2. Denyse said,

    March 3, 2006 at 6:26 pm

    Read the article today, and was greatly distrub that a father would do that to his own child. My family will contuine to pray that a mircale happens and things change around for the best for Destin

  3. MissLisa said,

    March 3, 2006 at 6:55 pm

    Mr. Marshall, you are a very kind and caring, person to want to reach out and help a child you don’t even know. Your own children are very lucky to have a wonderful father like you! I hope the family is contacted so that they know what you have offered to do for Destin. I applaud you!!
    Destin will remain in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

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