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My name is James. I celebrated Birthday # 52 on 09/04/2018 !

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May 5, 2020

Today is Global Giving Tuesday- Partner with our campaign 4543 for The South Central Texas Kidney Fund in Honor of our family & James Michael McLester on our Facebook Fundraiser May4-May 20,2020.
All of your generous & sincere donations are tax deductible and assist our family with ongoing medical costs associated with 13 years of kidney dialysis and receiving a living kidney transplant in December 205 from Laura Workman. Transplant follow up visits, lab work, imaging studies, Physician follow ups and costly anti rejection medications required “4LIFE” are why we partnered with Help Hope Live May 14, 2014. Thank you all for your support to the New Lease on Life I enjoy today “5 years dialysis free & mercury free.”

Here are a Myriad of reasons why we should pay attention to a disease that afflicts over 10% of people and ranks #27 leading to other complications such as Pulmonary failure, Cardiovascular issues, Diabetic Neuropathy, & Amputations to name a few.

Help our Campaign Help Hope Live.
10% of the population worldwide is affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD), and millions die each year because they do not have access to affordable treatment.1

ŸAccording the 2010 Global Burden of Disease study, chronic kidney disease was ranked 27th in the list of causes of total number of deaths worldwide in 1990, but rose to 18th in 2010. This degree of movement up the list was second only to that for HIV and AIDs. 2

Over 2 million people worldwide currently receive treatment with dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay alive, yet this number may only represent 10% of people who actually need treatment to live.
ŸOf the 2 million people who receive treatment for kidney failure, the majority are treated in only five countries – the United States, Japan, Germany, Brazil, and Italy. These five countries represent only 12% of the world population. Only 20% are treated in about 100 developing countries that make up over 50% of the world population.3

More than 80% of all patients who receive treatment for kidney failure are in affluent countries with universal access to health care and large elderly populations.2

ŸIt is estimated that number of cases of kidney failure will increase disproportionately in developing countries, such as China and India, where the number of elderly people are increasing.2

In middle-income countries, treatment with dialysis or kidney transplantation creates a huge financial burden for the majority of the people who need it. In another 112 countries, many people cannot afford treatment at all, resulting in the death of over 1 million people annually from untreated kidney failure.3

In the US, treatment of chronic kidney disease is likely to exceed $48 billion per year. Treatment for kidney failure consumes 6.7% of the total Medicare budget to care for less than 1% of the covered population.1

In China, the economy will lose US$558 billion over the next decade due to effects on death and disability attributable to heart disease and kidney disease.1

In Uruguay, the annual cost of dialysis is close to $ US 23 million, representing 30% of the budget of the National Resources Fund for specialized therapies.1
In England, according to a recent report published by NHS Kidney Care, chronic kidney disease costs more than breast, lung, colon and skin cancer combined.1
In Australia, treatment for all current and new cases of kidney failure through 2020 will cost an estimated $12 billion. 1
In people aged 65 through 74 worldwide, it is estimated that one in five men, and one in four women, have CKD. 1

Noncommunicable diseases (such as heart disease, diabetes, or kidney disease) have replaced communicable diseases (such as influence, malaria, or AIDs) as the most common causes of premature death worldwide. An estimated 80% of this burden occurs in low- or middle-income countries, and 25% is in people younger than 60 years.3

Chronic kidney disease is a worldwide health crisis. For example, in the year 2005, there were approximately 58 million deaths worldwide, with 35 million attributed to chronic disease, according to the World Health Organization.4Chronic kidney disease can be treated. With early diagnosis and treatment, it’s possible to slow or stop the progression of kidney disease.

References:World Kidney Day: Chronic Kidney Disease. 2015; V, Garcia-Garcia G, Iseki K, et al.

Chronic kidney disease: global dimension and perspectives. Lancet. Jul 20 2013;382(9888):260-272.Couser WG, Remuzzi G, Mendis S, Tonelli M.

The contribution of chronic kidney disease to the global burden of major noncommunicable diseases. Kidney Int. Dec 2011;80(12):1258-1270.Levey AS, Atkins R, Coresh J, et al.

Chronic kidney disease as a global public health problem: approaches and initiatives – a position statement from Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes. Kidney Int. Aug 2007;72(3):247-259.               

In quoting statistics, please consult the original sources.

James Michael McLester
Author/Speaker/Musician/Nutritionist/Wellness Entrepreneur 


November 27, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving to The Team at Help Hope Live and all of our beautiful friends, family, & loved ones who have stood with our campaign since May 2014. We are blessed to campaign on behalf of an 36 year established non profit organization such as Help Hope Live that are ranked among the Top medical Charities according to Charity Navigator. Unlike Crowd funding platforms, Help Hope Live have a full staff and have complied with The IRS for over 3 decades making them an ideal platform to build your campaign with. I will celebrate 4 years Dialysis FREE on December 9, 2019 thanks to my living donor “Wiggles” aka Laura Workman. I appreciate my lovely wife Angel Eyes Kristen McLester, and our min pin Saylor MC Ambassador of Peace and our loving family for supporting me in my journey to Wellness, I am active and back to life as a professional artist, music teacher and author. We are proud to partner with Help Hope Live for #tealdeal and #Giving Tuesday on December 3, 2019 beginning at 8 AM EST.
Please log on to Facebook and make your tax deductible contribution early in the day as Facebook will match the donations across many charities up to 7 Million dollars. Early birds find the seed!
Indeed the contributions to charities such as Help Hope Live increase four fold on #Giving Tuesday.
Please see The video link below under 120 seconds to SEE with your own eyes the redemption of my testimony at Help Hope Live. Again, Thank you kindly for your consideration. Enjoy a Stellar Holiday Season.

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June 7, 2019

Best wishes, James, and hope the event at the Revel is a huge success!

Tim Crispin

May 27, 2019

Just want to help Mr& Mrs Rock

Wendy Moore

October 25, 2018

Donation by RTC Sound We support this great cause!

Steven McNeal

December 11, 2015

James God is good! His mercy and goodness is forever ! I am so grateful to Him for your life and Laura. We support in prayer and donation believing everything is for His grace and Favor upon you.

Leah & David Ortiz