Health & Awareness, Inc.'s (H&A) passion started from two-time cancer overcomer, Wallace Green a disabled Vietnam veteran. In 2006 his kidney failure and required the need for dialysis or kidney transplant to live, his first kidney transplant rejected in 2013 and presently enjoying the blessing of an eight years old organ donor June 2015. In 2003 Wallace was completely depended on a wheelchair due to Peripheral Neuropathy and other medical Vietnam issues. He believes the cause was from trauma to the neck, back and other joints; Alcohol which went hand in hand with bad eating habits; Exposure to Agent Orange and Chemical agents; as well as stain use of painkillers and other medications.
All though he has gone through and continued to experience medical issues, he better understand taking an active role in his health care would have prevented many of his problems and has made the difference in his life today.
In 2010 WallACE underwent three additional life-sustaining surgeries so he could be put on the kidney transplant list. With so much going on in his life, nobody would expect WallACE to volunteer his precious time helping others. Nobody, that is except WallACE Green. During his fight for a healthy lifestyle, he rose from his wheelchair to a walker, to crutches, to a cane and then leg braces, Wallace continual to work hard from home when experiencing medical issues. This is his way of reaching out to local community, state and federal partners for support.
Wallace understands inadequately controlled diabetes, hypertension weight and lack of knowledge of what medication we take to increase the risk of progression of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) resulting in Kidney failure. Repeated episodes of acute Kidney injury from a variety of cause (e.g., infections, drugs, or toxins injurious to the Kidney) can also contribute to the progression of CKD to Kidney failure, especially in the elderly. While CKD is more common among African American, Hispanic Americans and American Indian of developing Kidney failure than Caucasian American; 50% more men are likely than women to progress to Kidney failure.
Aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our Kidneys, Educate and Encourage Early detection through a healthy lifestyle, improve eating habits and taking an active role in your health care. Slow down and stop the progression of chronic kidney disease.
Increase Public Awareness of Kidney Disease Prevention: Reach out to the community and facilitate education regarding the warning signs, symptoms and early stages of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) to reduce the need for dialysis, transplants disabilities, and death associated with Kidney disease.
Create free, fun-filled, family-friendly event with a serious purpose: helping people understand the importance of dietetic, hypertension and Kidney screening, assemble Veterans Affairs, and other health organization associated with risk factors. Health & Awareness, Inc. holds outreach events in each of the seven cities in Hampton Roads where the rates of Kidney disease are higher than the national average. Utilizing the computer, Wallace is thankful to be able his promise to God "to help others".
Raise awareness about the increasing cause of Kidney disease. Highlight that diabetes and high blood pressure are key risk factors for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).
Encourage systematic screening of all patients with diabetes and hypertension for CKD.
Encourage preventive behaviors and healthcare compliance.
Educate everyone about the key role in detecting and reducing the risk of CKD, particularly in high-risk populations.
Stress the importance of learning your family health history - if action is not taken, the growing number of people with CKD will continual to increase.
Encouraged local government to take action and invest in further Kidney screening.
Encourage Transplantation as a best-outcome option for Kidney failure, and the act of organ donation as a life-saving initiative.
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Health & Awareness, Inc.
P.O. Box 64713
Virginia Beach, VA. 23467
"In my opinion, the problem is the profit made from prescribing medicines is the main focus… and to suppress the medical problems is considered as the solution. It appears nearly all the efforts and resources of American medical scientists are allocated towards developing drugs that BLOCK brain chemicals that allow us to feel the signals which will allow us to recognize most of our medical problems at an early stage. There is little focus on screening, raising awareness and prevention of the physical and chemical imbalances and dysfunction that cause kidney failure" WallACE
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