FREEDOM THINKERS ACADEMY

HEALTH

In 2015, Freeway was diagnosed with kidney failure, and was on dialysis from September 15th 2015 to February 5th 2019 when he received his gift of life. Since that day he has become the celebrity ambassador for the National Kidney Foundation and an advocate for kidney health.

• 30 million people or 15% of US adults are estimated to have CKD.*

 • 48% of those with severely reduced kidney function but not on dialysis are not aware of having CKD.

 • Most (96%) people with kidney damage or mildly reduced kidney function are not aware of having CKD.

 • 73 million people are at risk for Kidney disease.

 • 31 million living with chronic kidney disease.

 • 101,000 people currently on the national kidney transplant waiting list

 • CDC cause of death rank #9 in the USA

 • Annually, 600,000 people will be affected by kidney failure

 • $41 billion is spent every year, which is 17% of US Medicare budget – on people with kidney disease.

 • 79,300 dialysis patients maintain health coverage.

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