By Eric Tataw – Thursday March 14, 2019.
Today; Thursday March, 14, 2019 is celebrated World Kidney Day (WKD). WKD is a global health awareness campaign focusing on the importance of the kidneys and reducing the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems observed annually on the 2nd Thursday in March.
Giving that it’s celebrated every 2nd Thursday of March, hence this year’s event on March 14. It’s being celebrated under the theme;
Kidney Health For Everyone Everywhere.” According to National Health Portal, chronic kidney disease is suffered by over 850 million people worldwide and is the sixth fastest growing cause of death. Around 1.7 million people are estimated to die annually due to acute kidney, National Telegraph has learned.
As part of a Kidney Outreach Project, National Telegraph, a news organ based in the Washington DC Area of the United States spent part of its day with Martin Marfaw who’s under dialysis for 16 months and running. Through its Publisher, a modest donation of $250 was made.
Eric Tataw used the occasion during a Live Facebook Show on National Telegraph Official Page to urge all and sundry to assist this “Our Dad in either; testing to donate a Kidney or contributing financially for the dialysis.”
We had contributed $500 to the little Girl on dialysis in Douala. Please, feel free to contact us for help and for us to tell your story to the World. God bless and protect Kidney Patients the world over. God bless you in advance for your contributions. Eric Tataw said while posting a FofundMe link for Martin; https://www.gofundme.com/rmx9h-kidney-transplant….
On the GoFundMe page, Martin’s youngest son posted a heartbreaking story; “My name is Atehnge Morfaw and I am starting a GoFundMe account for my dad Mr. Martin Morfaw who is suffering from diabetic chronic kidney disease. My dad is a very kind and hard-working person. He is a pillar in the community and would give anyone the shirt off his back. His illness, however, has prevented him from doing all the things he used to love.
Two years ago, my dad was feeling fatigued and went to the emergency room where he was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease as a result of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. While dialysis is possible for the short-term treatment of this disease, transplant provides the best odds for long term survival.
Kidney transplant is very expensive. Even with insurance, that my dad does not have because of his health, dialysis schedule prevents him from working. He also faces significant expenses related to the surgery, follow-up care, anti-rejection medications as well as post-transplant medication that is critical to his survival.
I am reaching out for help in hopes of finding a living kidney donor as well as to raise funds to cover for medical expenses as he recently became a candidate for kidney transplant. Your support will mean everything to me and my family. Thank you so much for your time and support.
Please also take time (if willing) to find out if you can be a Living Donor for Martin Morfaw @