WallACE S. Green, Sr.
WallACE S. Green Sr.
When WallACE realized that the main causes for his kidney failure were due to the lack of knowledge, his eating habits, lifestyle, and the manner he took his prescribed medications. During his eight years on dialysis and recovery from two episodes of cancer, he learned there was an overwhelming discrepancy in the health treatment. His blessing put him in a position to be a blessing to others. WallACE became an advocate with the National Kidney Foundation, Dialysis Patient Citizens, American Kidney Fund as a health coach prior to forming Health & Awareness 501c3. He coordinates, plans, markets, and participates in health fairs; offers over 100 free presentations; workshops, organ donation presentations and organizes fundraising events. If there is a health event in the community, you can be assured WallACE would attend.
His training was interrupted by the coronavirus in 2000, but that did not stop him. It only altered the way he got the message out. He organized and scheduled food distribution, sanitizer, disinfection, mask, toilets paper drive-thru. When available and possible volunteers deliver items to seniors and others without transportation. Before WallACE notice other organizations offered literature to place in the bags throughout Hampton Roads.
After learning there is no such thing as a one size fit all treatment plan, WallACE was more determined to help in educating others on how to take an active role in their care and treatment. Helping in identifying kidney disease cause and symptoms at the early stage when kidney disease progression can slow down or stop.
2020, WallACE logged in more than 450 hours spreading his message, distributing food, hosting kidney prevention and organ donation workshop at his own expense.
A disabled Vietnam veteran and twice cancer overcomer, WallACE encourages everyone to do research and ask healthcare providers questions. Beyond his health advocacy work, he has also served as LifeNet Health Ambassador, Donate Life Virginia, American Kidney Funds' Health Coach, Lions Club member, Lions Medical Eye Bank Advocate, Sickle Cell Association partner, and unforgettable training received from Loretta Khan of the Hampton Roads Gazeti. WallACE’s volunteer service in Hampton Roads is priceless to him and his continuing to work at improving individual's health prevention knowledge in the community.
Health & Awareness is Hampton Roads' leading non-profit organization, aimed at raising awareness of preventing Kidney disease. We are working diligently to shift the pattern of thinking from acceptance to the importance of preventive measures and the early detection of Kidney disease, aimed at the disproportionate in health care.
While MEDICARE spends millions of dollars to support dialysis programs, Kidney disease has caused thousands of deaths in the Hampton Roads area. Individuals donate millions of dollars to research the causes of Kidney disease to find a cure. The causes are already known - it is call prevention; not to mention education can save billions of dollars spent on medication and the number of years spent on dialysis waiting for a kidney transplant.
Right now there are over 20 million people at increased risk for kidney disease. With your support Health & Awareness continues to fill the gap in the prevention to slow down the progression of Kidney disease; encourage early detection and combat the increase of kidney damage, all the time-saving lives until a cure is discovered.
Sponsors are needed to help with the operating needs to promote healthy kidneys.