A community physician is honored for voluntary services

The Iya Foundation, (TIF) a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that is committed to educating and raising awareness on Chronic Kidney Disease has honored one of its esteemed patrons. Dr. Andrew Baddoo, a diplomate in Nephrology was honored by the Iya Foundation for meritorious services in the two year history of the organization. The conspicuous community medical officer with practices in East and West Orange has donated his time, talent, and treasure to the Iya Foundation, and for that he received the Foundation’s Platinum Donor Award at a ceremony August 20, 2016. In the two years since the Financial Assistance program was implemented, a total of 8 patients have benefited thus far. The Foundation is also working to provide sustainable water supply to dialysis clinics in Cameroon, that will enable its patients have reliable and effective quality of care. Over the years, TIF Inc. has hosted a series of awareness events and campaigns (including Kidney Sundays, the March green campaign, Humans of Kidneyville) in an effort to educate and advocate awareness on kidney disease and organ donation. Earlier this year, TIF Inc. donated $8200 to the Buea Regional Hemodialysis Clinic (Cameroon) through their Global Dialysis Initiative Program (GDIP), aimed at providing assistance to Kidney failure patients and Dialysis Clinics in developing countries. Ten patients underwent fistula surgeries needed for their life saving hemodialysis treatments through this program.

Through the Iya Project Financial Assistance Program (TIP-FAP), three kidney failure patients here in the U.S. were awarded financial grants of up to $1000 each. In the two years since the Financial Assistance program was implemented, a total of 8 patients have benefited thus far. The founder and executive chair of TIF, Iya Bekondo-Granatella, was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of seven, and subsequently lost both of her kidneys ten years later. Through the support and charitable effort of her school, church, family, friends, and her community, Iya was able to get a transplant on September 6, 2005. Upon receipt of her life saving transplant, Iya has made a commitment to helping low income individuals who suffer from end stage renal disease through her foundation, TIF. For information about TIF, visit: www.theiyafoundation.org.

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