THE WISH (Fight Win Survive Line).mp3

Our message to Fight...Win...Survive makes its movie debut in

"The Wish."

 To view the movie trailer click here.

 Why is "The Wish" so important and needed to be shown? Because this is you or someone that you know right now!

1) 1 in 3 American adults is currently at risk for developing kidney disease.

2) 26 million American adults have kidney disease -- and most don't know it.

3) High blood pressure and diabetes are the two leading causes of kidney disease.

4) Major risk factors for kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, family history of kidney failure and being age 60 or older. Additional risk factors include kidney stones, smoking, obesity and cardiovascular disease.

5) Those at risk should have simple blood and urine tests to check if their kidneys are working properly.

6) Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the United States.

7) Every year, kidney disease kills more people than breast or prostate cancer.

8) In 2013, more than 47,000 Americans died from kidney disease.

9) Men with kidney disease are more likely than women to progress to kidney failure.

10) Black Americans are 3 times more likely to experience kidney failure.

11) Hispanics are 1½ times more likely to experience kidney failure.

12) Once the kidneys fail, dialysis or a kidney transplant is required.

13) Approximately 450,000 Americans are on dialysis and approximately 185,000 live with a functioning kidney transplant.

14) Of more than 123,000 Americans currently on the waiting list for a lifesaving organ transplant, over 101,000 need a kidney. Fewer than 17,000 people receive one each year.

15) Every day, 12 people die waiting for a kidney.

For more information about "The Wish" click here.

Currently, nearly 124,000 men, women and children are awaiting organ transplants in the United States.

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