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Changing Your Diet while Keeping Your Culture
Changing Your Diet while Keeping Your Culture image
Black Myeloma Health Community
event May 26, 2022 / 02:00PM - 03:00PM EDT

Event Description

Will Wright is an African American man who made an incredible transformation in his diet and in his life. He has made it his mission to educate other African Americans on how they can improve their diet and still keep their culture. Will will break down many of the myths associated with a plant based diet and how we can prepare meals in a non-traditional manner and still maintain the flavor and goodness we are accustomed to. Healthy eating doesn’t mean giving up our rich culture.

Schedule & Agenda

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Introduction
02:00PM
Valarie Traynham
Valarie introduces the agenda of the event and featured speaker Will Wright.
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Presentation
02:05PM
Will Wright
Will talks about how they can improve their diet and still keep their culture.
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Questions and Answers
02:35PM
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Speakers & Moderators

The panelist Valarie Traynham
Valarie Traynham

Valarie embarked on her myeloma journey back in 2015, and ever since she's been on a mission. As a resilient myeloma thriver, her passion lies in not just navigating her own path but also in illuminating the journey for others. With a steadfast commitment to understanding the intricacies of the disease, she champions education, shedding light on health inequities that often lurk in the shadows. Driven by a profound belief in fairness, Valarie tirelessly advocates for equitable access to top-tier healthcare, clinical trials, and tailored treatments. Her journey as a beacon of knowledge and support began when she assumed the role of a support group leader. Today, she continues to extend her hand as a myeloma coach, mentor angel, and the guiding force behind the Black Myeloma Health Community. Valarie's voice echoes far and wide as she fearlessly confronts the disparities faced by myeloma patients. Through collaborative efforts with healthcare providers, she strives to forge pathways to solutions, ensuring that every individual receives the care they deserve. Join Valarie on her journey of empowerment and advocacy as she lights the way toward a brighter, more equitable future in myeloma care.

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The panelist Will J. Wright
Will J. Wright

Will J. Wright says he has a renewed outlook on his future health outcomes. Two years ago, after coming to grips that after surviving prostate cancer and renal cell carcinoma, he now faced myeloma, albeit in its early stage. Will’s first response was to get serious about the implications of the disease and truly focus on ways to mitigate or at least slow down the disease’s onslaught. At the time of this epiphany, Will weighed 216 pounds and was a clinically obese diabetic. Today, he’s down to 160 pounds and has not used insulin to balance his blood sugar in 10 months. Will is excited to tell his story and support the journey of fellow travelers navigating life with myeloma.

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