2011 Individual Initiative Eula Gbye Nelson
Mrs. Nelson is a retired nurse of over 30 years. She’s married with two adult children, seven grand, and one great grand. Mrs. Nelson is a dedicated worker in her church and volunteers in the community when her health allows. Working with children is one of Mrs. Nelson’s passions and she loves using her hands to craft. In 2004, Mrs. Nelson was diagnosed with kidney cancer and underwent surgery. Home Dialysis soon began for the remaining kidney. In the latter part of 2004, Mrs. Nelson’s health worsened and she began Dialysis three times a week and continues to do so today.
She is currently on the inactive kidney transplant waiting list and needs a kidney. However, in order to receive her much needed donor kidney, she must have her name placed on the active kidney transplant waiting list.
She now fundraises to meet the active waiting list pre-requisite of financial verification concerning her ability to purchase the required medications when the transplant occurs.
2011 Corporate Initiative
The National Kidney Foundation, a major voluntary nonprofit health organization, is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research. With the generous support of the public, we are “Fighting for Air.” When you join the American Lung Association in the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air, you help save lives today and keep America healthy tomorrow.
The American Diabetes Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
The Glaucoma Research Foundation funds glaucoma research world-wide. Our mission is to prevent vision loss from glaucoma by investing in innovative research, education, and support with the ultimate goal of finding a cure.
Muscular Dystrophy Association is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. The vision for a national coordinated approach to addressing issues related to sickle cell disease was unveiled in 1971 when representatives of 15 community sickle cell organizations met at “Wingspread,” a Racine, Wisconsin conference center, as guest of the Johnson Foundation. Out of that meeting, the National Association for Sickle Cell Disease was created. The name was changed to Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. in 1994.
The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. (LFA) is the foremost national nonprofit health organization dedicated to finding the causes of and cure for lupus and providing support, services and hope to all people affected by lupus.