Juston Lewter Is Newest Recipient of Caught in the Act Award [VIDEO]
Juston Lewter knows the pain that no parent should ever experience. This past November, he suffered the loss of his son Chaseton. But because of the love in his heart, he turned one of life's worst tragedies into a miracle for another.
Just read the nomination letter we received from his friend Autry Lowry, and you'll quickly realize how Juston's actions in the midst of this tragedy have forever earned our love and respect and his designation as this week's recipient of the Kiss Country Caught in the Act Award.
Gary and Bristol,
Juston Lewter and I are Firemen with Benton Fire District #4. He is one of those guys who has a huge heart and he loves what he does. He is constantly getting trained in new techniques to stay up to date and be the BEST First Responder he can be. When he is at work, he gives it his ALL. Though he is amazing at being a fireman, that is not why I am nominating him. On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, Juston lost his 19 year old son, Chaseton. It was an unexpected tragic accident. Devastated and grief stricken, Juston realized he could do something so very selfless and let Chaseton's legacy be that of a hero. Juston decided to donate his 19 year old son's organs. I had gone to the hospital to check on Juston and see if I could help the family in any way. While I was there, he told me of his decision to donate C haseton's organs. Chaseton was a very healthy 19 year old, so his organs would definitely help several people. Now, I am going to back up for a minute. My wife and I have been together almost 30 years and married for 23 years. My father in law is an amazing person. He LOVES Jesus and he loves his family and to live life to the fullest. That life has drastically been altered and slowed down due to Diabetes. It is an awful disease that forced my father in law to go on Dialysis about 5 years ago. Every night he was confined to the same small bedroom to hook up and there he stayed for about 13 hours while the dialysis cycled through his body. At the beginning of November 2020, we were told by his nephrologist that the dialysis was no longer cleaning his system and that the doctor was out of options. My father in law had been on the transplant list for those 5 years; however, we knew that unless he got a direct donation, his chances were not good at getting a new kidney. Fast forward to November 25, 2020 and there I stood trying to muster up the courage to ask my friend if he would consider donating his son's kidney to my father in law. He then looked at me and said, "I am going to donate Chaseton's organs, if you know anyone.........." before he could finish his sentence, I said that my father in law was on the transplant list and needed a kidney desperately. Juston, being the selfless person he is said. "Absolutely, you got it". In the midst of the most tragic thing that a father could endure, Justin displayed the ultimate act of kindness as he went to work making sure all of the, "I"s were dotted and the, "t"s were crossed. I cannot think of a more heroic thing to do. After the paperwork was done, we had to see if my FIL was a match for Chaseton's kidney. We found out on Thanksgiving that they were a perfect match. My 74 year old FIL was admitted on Friday, the 27th and got his new kidney. He has done better than the doctors expected. Because of Juston's incredibly generous act of kindness, my family has a new hope. We can never repay Juston for what he has done; One man took his worst tragedy and turned it into another's greatest treasure. He truly is an incredibly selfless friend!
Juston Lewter, our hearts hurt for you, but thank you for thinking of others in your darkest hour. You are a big reason why this is the greatest place in America to live!
And because you've been 'Caught in the Act' the gang at Silver Star Smokehouse have a $100 Gift Certificate for you and the family to come have dinner!
Take a listen to the phone call we made to Juston to let him know that he was this week's Caught In The Act Award recipient.