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Freeway Helps Raise Awareness at Philly Kidney Walk

Freeway Helps Raise Awareness at Philly Kidney Walk

Rapper joins National Kidney Foundation on road to recovery.

Published October 11, 2015

Philadelphia rapper Freeway had a scary brush with death last month when he was diagnosed with kidney failure, and now the hip hop star is doing his part to raise awareness of the issue so other's lives can be saved.

The 37-year-old performed at the National Kidney Foundation’s Philadelphia Kidney Walk Sunday morning at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The annual event raises money that supports National Kidney Foundation programs and services for kidney patients, their families and people at risk.

MUSICIANS ON THE FRONT LINES

Freeway learned of his life-threatening condition after a routine checkup last month and is currently undergoing dialysis three times a week. He has been updating fans about his treatment and recovery through social media and allowed us into his home upon returning to the hospital to let us know he's doing okay and to warn others to look for signs before it's too late. 

Peep the flicks from the Kidney Walk below, and click here to make a donation. 

Photo: Monica Morgan / WireImage

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Watch: Music News: Freeway Talks Kidney Failure Surgery in the video below.

(Photos: Marc Byers)

Written by Evelyn Diaz

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