Wassup everybody it’s Derin Lindsey, graphic designer and entrepreneur. In September, after evacuating to Houston, TX from Hurricane Ida, I was diagnosed with Stage 5 Kidney Disease (End-stage Renal Disease) caused by untreated hypertension. I had been feeling ill since the end of July but didn't quite know what it was. I remember feeling nauseous, losing my appetite, muscle cramps and blurred vision. I tried Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Mucinex, Robitussin, you name it. Once arriving in Houston a relative noticed I wasn't well and suggested I go to urgent care. There I found out I had hypertension. My pressure was 217/117. Eventually, a few days after urgent care I checked into a hospital as my condition hadn't quite improved. After the doctor had drawn a ton of blood and ran numerous test he told me I had kidney failure. The news came as a shock and was hard to digest the first few days. On September 8th, a day after going to the hospital, a catheter was installed in my chest and I started dialysis the very next day. Since being diagnosed with ERD I have been advocating that black men go to the doctor. You can follow my journey online on my social media platforms, or search #INeedBlackMenToGoToTheDoctor there you will find health tips, resources and recipes.
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What is your expected attendance rate?
200-250 guests are expected to attend this event.
What demographic do you cater to?
Teens, Millennials, Working Professionals and Adults, ages 18-60.
Is the payment refundable, if the event is cancelled or rescheduled due to weather conditions?
Payments are nonrefundable. If in the event there is a chance or rain, the event will be rescheduled.
Will tables be provided?
Tables will not be provided.
What is the set up time?
Set up time will be 11:00A
Do you have any marketing materials for us to post? Will you be able to provide us a custom flyer to promote to our audience?
A flyer will be provided with all vendors' logos prior to the date of the event. A general flyer is available now for use.
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