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Let’s rewrite the narrative of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in our community. It's time to take control of our health and transform our journey with CKD. Together, we can empower each other with knowledge, support, and inspiration to lead a life filled with hope, resilience, and vitality. Let's shape a brighter future, one where CKD is just a chapter, not the whole story.

Rewriting The Narrative

For health, dreams, and life – meeting the moment breaks barriers, uncaps potential, and permits black men to Live in Color. The color of prosperity. The color of hope. The color of magic. MTM provides access to reputable resources for chronic kidney disease and creates space for black thoughts, black futures, and black men to Live in Color. 

 

The right to dream. The freedom to be. Born black, trying to live free. In urban communities nationwide, Black men and the privilege of long-term dreaming aren’t interconnected. Forced to live in segments due to systemic and generational oppression, it’s time to Meet the Moment.

TAKE THE PLEDGE

Meet The Moment 'MOTTEP MEN' is a community-based educational initiative focusing on empowering African-American males aged 18-35. Our primary objective is to utilize a peer educator approach to educate and raise awareness among these young men about the risk factors associated with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

Dr. Silas Norman, Co-Medical Director

Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation, University of Michigan

Dr. Jason Denny, MD

Sr. Staff Surgeon & Director of The Center for Living Donation

 Henry Ford Transplant Institute

A ONE STOP SHOP TO

A DETROIT MOTTEP FOUNDATION INITIATIVE

MOTTEP MEN

Happy Barber

Don't let misinformation or uncertainty hold you back. Understanding the facts is the first step towards better management and prevention. 

EMPOWER

GET THE FACTS

Your voice can make a difference. Get involved, share your knowledge, and help raise awareness about the importance of kidney health.

ENGAGE

GET INVOLVED

Resources for your healthcare journey are available. Make the most of these resources to lead a healthier, happier life. Use them to invest in your health.

ENRICH

RESOURCE HUB

Our community-based educational initiative is dedicated to empowering African-American males aged 18 to 35. Our primary focus is to address the critical issue of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) within this demographic. We understand the disparities that exist and have designed this initiative to make a positive impact. Using a peer educator model connecting young men to share information, experiences, and triumphs when dealing with the complexities of CKD. Our mission is to inform, educate, and equip participants with the knowledge to identify and modify CKD risk factors.

About

Meet The Moment

In The Studio

Our Stories

Black men and their stories of resilience on their journey with kidney disease.

Tristan's high school lacrosse career was put on hold when his kidneys failed.

NBA Star & Olympic Gold Medal winner Alonzo Mourning shares his story of taking control his destiny.

Joshua shares his story of by pure chance discovering his diagnosis with kidney disease.

D.B. Marshall talks about being just a 20-year-old student with no signs at all, discovers he has stage 3 kidney failure.

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