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Citizen News: MASS GROUP PROMOTED NATIONAL KIDNEY MONTH BY ADVOCATING FOR POPULAR GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE WITH ONLY A 5% FUNCTIONING KIDNEY

Trinette Johnson, Monica Fox, and Kidney Survivors & Recipients. Photo provided by STH Media, LLC.

MASS GROUP PROMOTED NATIONAL KIDNEY MONTH BY ADVOCATING FOR POPULAR GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE WITH ONLY A 5% FUNCTIONING KIDNEY

 

ELECTED OFFICIALS, MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS, COMMUNITY LEADERS STEP UP TO ASSIST POPULAR POLITICAL FIGURE IN DIRE NEED OF AN ORGAN DONATION

 

TRINETTE BRITT HAS SERVED THE CONSTITUENTS OF THE SOUTHLAND IN A SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE AND HUMILITY FOR DECADES

 

CLARION CALL GOES OUT FOR TRINETTE, WHO IS CONSIDERED BY MANY A KEY COMPONENT IN THE UPWARD MOBILITY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN FEMALES IN GOVERNMENT

 

TRINETTE BRITT—PRIMED, ENERGIZED, AND PREPARED FOR THE FIGHT OF HER LIFE.”

 

(Chicago, IL) Government leaders, Medical Professionals, Civic and Community leaders came together at the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois Offices to advocate for Trinette Britt, a woman of distinction, selflessness, and grace, in a powerful kickoff to National Kidney Month. Trinette, known as a pioneer for women in government, has been in the fight of her life as she sought a kidney that would allow her to continue her remarkable life of service, with her current kidneys functioning at an alarming 5%.


On February 29th, Trinette received the best news of her life when she was informed that a kidney was found for her. However, the chief surgeon decided against performing the surgery after carefully examining the donor kidney, leaving Trinette disappointed yet undeterred.


“There could be no better scenario in promoting National Kidney Month than to advocate for people who are yet challenged in hopes of receiving a kidney donation. Ms. Britt represents thousands of patients who are at the mercy of the general public in offering themselves for testing. Trinette has been in this fight for some time. While it may appear that time is not on her side, we are yet hopeful that a loving person will come forth and clear testing,” says Mr. Jack Lynch, the foremost advocate of organ donations.


Trinette's journey with chronic kidney disease (CKD) began years ago, but she wasn't fully aware of the severity until 2020 when she was hospitalized due to COVID-19 complications and diagnosed with a tumor. Despite challenges, Trinette has now rallied her friends, family, and associates in a campaign not only concerning her challenges but also racial disparities and inequities in kidney disease.


“We are banding together in her fight for life, but also to bring awareness during National Kidney Month concerning the challenges that many African Americans face when in need of an organ donation,” says Rich Township Supervisor and Democratic Committeeman Calvin Jordan.


Illinois State Representative Debbie Meyers-Martin adds, “It’s now due time that we stand with her, fight with her and win with her!”


Trinette is also receiving support from Jack Lynch, known for his advocacy in transplant medicine, who emphasizes the critical timing in managing kidney disease, especially for African Americans.


The collective body of professionals, community leaders, and advocates are stressing the importance of National Kidney Month and urging the public to engage with the organ donation process. For those wanting to be tested or get involved with Trinette’s fight for life, email akidneyfortrinette@gmail.com. Let’s stand together in support of Trinette and the countless others in need.

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