I am Ben Williams and this is my story.

Sports has always been a passion of mine. I played football and baseball in high school and was a defensive end in the National Football League (NFL) for the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles. After retiring from the NFL, I became passionate about bodybuilding, health, and nutrition.

In 2015, I was diagnosed with kidney disease, hypertension, and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).

Despite my diagnosis, I have not slowed down in the slightest, and I continue to push forward with my life mission.

Today, I am fighting for another team. Those individuals who have been diagnosed with or are at risk of kidney disease, hypertension, and CTE.

The values and discipline instilled in me as a child have given me the confidence and courage to step forward and help others who are not as fortunate in managing their diseases as I am.

I have always had the unique opportunity to turn nothing into something, and something into amazing. I am doing just that with the Ben Williams Foundation.

This game isn�t over by any means for me — nor will it ever be — for this is my legacy.

I am dedicated to making sure that I help everyone on my team at the Ben Williams Foundation, helping kidney patients, living donors, CTE and hypertensive patients and their caregivers, to victoriously cross the end zone.

A Passion for Helping Others:

My diagnosis inspired my current efforts in the medical and healthcare field. I now focus my time and effort on educating those also affected. I am diligently working on a convenient quality healthcare plan to help people afflicted with kidney disease, high blood pressure, CTE and other diseases. �This convenient, affordable, alternative quality health care service, Off the Field, helps those who are otherwise left standing without medical care.

Downs and Making it to the End Zone – ��A Will to Make a Difference:

I am leading the defensive line in hoping to limit kidney disease. Helping my team at the Ben Williams Foundation gain the yards necessary to fight kidney disease, hypertension, and CTE. I love and am rewarded by my will to make a difference. Hoping I can bring a sense of relief to people who need medical attention and also bring awareness and education to those in need.

�It pays to be a winner!�

I personally understand what kidney patients go through. I too, came face-to-face with my own mortality at my diagnosis.

“I was depressed. No one took the time to educate me on the different stages of kidney disease and hypertension. �I envisioned my life sitting in a hospital having dialysis all day, or even worse, death.” – Ben Williams

Does this sound familiar? If yes, know that you can overcome those feelings with knowledge and education as I myself did.

The End Zone:

I am building the Ben Williams Foundation not only into a long-lasting credible source of education, research, and development in the areas of CTE, kidney disease, and hypertension but I will be also providing an affordable alternative to mainstream health care. Creating a quality of life not only for the people afflicted with kidney disease, hypertension and CTE but to any individual who is left stranded without affordable and quality health care.