A local man in need of a kidney transplant is spreading awareness by holding a benefit concert .
The Golden Rose Band hosted the fundraiser benefit for Stevan McInturff Saturday at the Parker Community Center.
Six months ago, McInturff went to the eye doctor for a routine check-up.
Doctors said his blood pressure was dangerously high and he was sent to the emergency room.
A short time later he was diagnosed with renal failure.
He was put on kidney dialysis and now he's needs a kidney transplant.
McInturff hopes his story will motivate others to see their doctors routinely.
"The change in life. The feelings at first like your dreams have all been crushed any futures. And then you come tor realize there's a way around that. In time you can heal," said McInturff.
Organizers hope to raise $5,000 for McInturff's medical bills.
The estimated cost for the entire operation is $120,000.
To donate, call 850-381-6237.