Anyone who has hypertension, diabetes, lupus, IgA nephropathy or is taking high doses of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) long term is at high risk for kidney disease and I urge you to pay attention to this message.

February is Black History Month and Heart Disease Awareness Month.
March is Kidney Disease Awareness Month.

African Americans are 4 times more likely to have kidney disease.
Heart disease is the most common cause of death for people with kidney disease.

The italicized portion this post comes from Analyn Scott, founder and CEO of 1in9, an organization that seeks to create hope and change the trajectory of kidney disease.  1in9’s vision is to save millions of lives through awareness, prevention, and expedited research and development of regenerative medicine treatments and solutions.

“1 out of 9 people in America currently are living their everyday lives with a disease that kills more people each year than breast cancer or prostate cancer.  Yet 90% of these people don’t even know they have it.  What is this silent and potentially deadly condition?  It is kidney disease.

Like most people, I was totally unaware of this life threatening disease until my husband Raymond’s kidneys unexpectedly failed due to high blood pressure, crashing him into dialysis and forever changing our lives.  However the blessing in disguise, is the 23 year journey of education, discovery, and cutting edge medical breakthroughs we share in our documentary “A Dance With Destiny” which I invite you to view for FREE on our virtual screening event premiering February 20th.  In this documentary you will see how we have been able to successfully live with and manage Raymond’s diagnosis.  You will also learn how to identify, prevent, live and even reverse kidney disease.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to see up close the effects of kidney disease and more importantly how to avoid it’s dangerous repercussions in our FREE virtual screening event of “A Dance With Destiny” by clicking on this link:

Also, please help us shed more light about this silent killer by sharing this [message] with at least 9 of your family and friends.  It could save their lives.”

Please click the following link to watch the approximately 1 hour documentary, “A Dance With Destiny” for FREE through April 1st 

I’m also in the film.

Consider also purchasing the book 1in9 Tribe: Kidney Disease Warriors Beating the Drum of Hope and Change.

And download my free e-book today: How to Monitor Your Own Kidney Function

If you have found this message helpful, please generously share this post with, as Analyn has requested, 9 of your family members, friends or colleagues.