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. "Not to mention he received no preventive health care. During his eight years on dialysis and recovery from two episodes of cancer, he learned there was an overwhelming discrepancy in the health care 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 in 2019. 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 work at improving individual's health prevention knowledge in the community.
Health & Awareness is Hampton Roads' is the only non-profit kidney disease prevention organization, aimed at raising awareness of preventing Kidney disease, taking the training in the low-income areas, seniors, disabled, and veterans. We work diligently to help others shift their thought pattern from shifting the responsibility of caretaker health providers to accepting their role. This type of thinking helps with the early detection of Kidney disease, resulting from 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 treating the risk factors early; not to mention education can save billions of dollars spent on medication and avoid years of dialysis treatment waiting for a kidney transplant.
Right now there are over 20 million people at increased risk for kidney disease. With your support Health & Awareness training can decrease that gap; encourage early detection and combat the increase of kidney damage, at the same time saving lives.
Governor Terry McAuliffe congratulated Wallace S. Green, Sr. of Virginia Beach during a special ceremony held at the Executive Mansion as the recipient of the 2017 Virginia Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Award for Outstanding Senior Volunteer!
While Governor has a unique list of qualifications for bestowing the Commonwealth’s highest honor, WallACE has demonstrated outstanding personal achievements and commitment to servicing his community, state, and his country. Members of the Honorable Order validate the Kentucky’s Governor’s decision through his continuing generosity in spirit and action, as well as his pride as a Kentucky Colonel.
Health & Awareness celebrates its 10th Anniversary of raising awareness of saving lives and enhancing lieves since 2021. Virginia is fortunate WallACE made Virginia his home.
WallACE & Health & Awareness service has been recognized for the service rendered the community by American Kidney Fund, Donate Life Virginia, LifeNet Health, Military Retiree & Veteran, Hampton Roads Gazeti, Interviewed on Praise Radio, Norfolk Radio, Dr. Pat Radio Show, Alliance for the Brave Radio Show, Tougher Than Nail Radio Show, featured on Big Mind Entertainment .