Not wearing orange in this picture, but I sure do wear it in my heart, and on my sleeve every day that I wake up. -
#WorldKidneyDay is important to me because this day, and in fact, this MONTH (March), brings awareness to a chronic disease that is so often overlooked. Yet, 30 million Americans are affected by it. One of those 30 million is my mother. It’s so important that it’s not only my social impact initiative as @missamericany...it’s become a huge part of my purpose and career. When you turn your passions into your purpose, you just can’t go wrong. But what I’ve learned over the years is that our family didn’t endure #CKD just for ourselves—we endured it for the people we’ve met throughout the years who needed to hear our story because theirs was so similar. We endured it for something much larger than ourselves and to make an impact that is needed.
This Thursday, I am thankful for how my mother’s story has brought purpose to my life and has inspired me to be part of the change that these 30 million Americans, living donors, and those at risk need to “heart their kidneys.” Together, we are all #kidneystrong. 💪🏽
Tap the link in my bio to be part of the advocacy we are doing on Capitol Hill. 🧡💚💙