2010 Essay Contest Winners

THEME: “Lessons Learned From a Book, Movie or Song That Help Me Deal With CKD”

1st Place

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates
By Amanda Ratz
A message of hope and reassurance when facing adversity, Amanda writes of the effects of discovering chronic illness as a teenager.

2nd Place

By Kristi Flynn
Kristi finds hope and assurance with the help of a song, Swim by Jack's Mannequin.

3rd Place

Somewhere Between Life and Death 
By Mary Wu
Mary tells us about her attachment to Lurlene McDaniel's "Somewhere Between Life and Death."  The book that has accompanied her during tough times and how she relates to it.

Honorable Mentions

A Cheerful Heart and a Good Report by Susan Decuir

The Art of Living by Rita Knight-Gray

I Will Survive by Terri Waddell

I Will Not be Moved by Jasmine Davis

Man's Search for Meaning by Lawrence Wildman