Calling all Storytellers, Share your Experience!

Enter RSN's 15th Annual Essay Contest.

This year's theme is "Describe a positive decision that you have made about your healthcare." 

First Prize: $500, Second Prize: $300, Third Prize: $100

Winning essay's will be published on and in Live&Give newsletter.

"The people who suffer from kidney disease know firsthand the importance of sharing their experiences and inspiring their peers." She added, "There are so many stories and great life lessons that have come from our renal patient community, as RSN's Essay Contest has shown over the years. Every year, we still learn from the incredible stories that people who have kidney disease share with us." –Lori Hartwell 

Winners of RSN's 14th Annual Essay Contest 

"What Do You Know Now About Chronic Kidney Disease That You Wish You'd Known When You Were Diagnosed? 

1st Place - "Note to Self," by Sasha Couch of Santa Monica, Calif.

2nd Place
- "Silver Linings," by Joy Araujo of Fishers, Ind. 

3rd Place
- "I Never Knew a Kidney Was More Than a Bean!" by Debbie Sorensen, Fullerton, Calif.

Honorable Mention - "What I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then," by Virginia Gibson of Boyds, Md.

Honorable Mention - "Role Model," by Ishrat Riya Khan of Tampa, Fla.

Honorable Mention - "Too Many Good Intentions," by Guy Churchouse of Huntington Beach, Calif.

President's Pick - "The Discombobulated, Yet 'Totally Unfiltered, Kidney-Shaped Childhood" by Stacy Hoblitzell of Santa Rosa, Calif. 

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