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Martinsville man sharing his story for the National Kidney Foundation

A Martinsville man is making a difference for kidney disease on a national platform after his story aired on WSLS.

Two weeks ago we introduced you to Richard Reed.

He told us how in just two years of working out and eating right he reversed his kidney disease.

After we aired Richard's story we got an e-mail from the folks at the National Kidney Foundation who said they were moved by Richard's accomplishments and they wanted to get in touch with him.

"We saw it online and we just thought it was a great story and what struck us was that he really was just like everyone else, he had a hard time, he wasn't naturally fit and we thought his story would really resonate with our audience," explained Ellie Schlam, National Kidney Foundation, Vice President of Communications.

"I want people to know that if they believe in themselves and stop playing the victim and realize that they can control their own destiny," explained Richard Reed.

The Kidney Foundation marketing department has asked Richard to be a guest blogger on www.kidney.org and to create a storytelling video.

They say they're looking for real people with real stories just like Richard.  

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