Everyday, all over America, a growing portion of its citizens are arriving in dialysis centers like "deer caught in nighttime headlights". The majority are Minorities with the obligatory catheter in their upper chest as a treatment access to clean the blood and remove excess fluid, replacing non working kidneys. The catheters are not the preferred method for dialysis, but because of the urgency of "crashing" into the healthcare system via the emergency room and discovering suddenly you have kidney failure its happening alot. The most disturbing fact prevalent for this demographic is the lack of knowledge and understanding of kidney disease before starting dialysis. Herein lies the greatest opportunity for an impactful intervention; education and engagement in the form of a self-management program. The facilitators such as myself are certified and experienced. We would like to expand this principle on a larger scale through the newly formed nonprofit organization, "Novocognia, Incorporated" for Chronic Kidney Disease in Minorities. So please join us in this vital effort with financial support. Funding is needed for production and distribution of materials at a higher scale, rental of community outreach venues, and training of new assistants and volunteers, so that the Minority demographic can receive help with little to no cost financially. And please consider activating your employer matching grant program if this is available. Thank you for your help.
Michael Butler, President
For Chronic Kidney Disease in Minorities