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Preparing to Survive

November 12, 2013

Risa Simon is a talented writer and took 1st place in the Renal Support Network’s 11th Annual Essay Contest. She knew that she carried the gene for polycystic kidney disease and that one day it would cause her kidneys to fail. Risa shares her journey, explaining how she advocated for herself so she could get the best possible care and a preemptive kidney transplant. Her goal in telling her story is to help others take action and shift their fate.

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Stephen FurstStephen Furst got his big break into movies in "Animal House," in which he played Flounder. Stephen has also starred as Dr. Elliot Axelrod in "St. Elsewhere" and as Vir Cotto in "Babylon5." He is a successful television and movie producer/director and a kidney patient.

 

Lori HartwellLori Hartwell is the author of Chronically Happy - Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness, and President/Founder of Renal Support Network. A kidney patient since the age of two, she has consistently strived to instill hope into the lives of people who live with chronic kidney disease. 

 

 

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