On episode 6 of Taking the Middle Seat, I talk to Val Cobbs, Senior Regional Manager at the National Kidney Foundation. She shares about how NKF is addressing diabetes and high blood pressure, chronic conditions that are the major causes of kidney failure and disproportionately affect communities of color. Val is a staunch advocate for wellness and community and breaking down barriers. She teaches me with her every word and I hope you will listen to her wisdom.
Check out the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and the Diabetes Improvement Program (DIP) at the National Kidney Foundation website. You can get involved as a facilitator or a participant. Share this resource with your people who may need it!
If you want to donate to the 2018 Kidney Walk that benefits NKF and happens on April 22, go here. I'll be walking in honor of the living kidney donors I work with each and every day.
Val mentions her precious pit bull, King. Speaking of animals, have you ever watched Pit Bulls and Parolees? You should. Do you follow Ludwik_guinea_pig on Instagram? You should. There, I made your life better.
Val shows up every single day in her life and makes this world a better place. She continuously teaches me to do. the. work. Even when I doubt my place in the work. Even when I second guess if I know what to do. She wisely tells us to do our work.
I'll be back soon with another episode but until then, keep taking the middle seat.