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Starting a Support Group

Posted January 19, 2012

Support is crucial when you have kidney disease and often RSN is asked how to create and maintain a successful support group. Lori Majopian called RSN and asked for guidance on how to start a support group in her area. We decided to record the call. In this interview Lori Hartwell provides ideas on what is involved, how to get started, tips for success and answers the callers questions. Peer to peer support is very important, and considering starting a support group in your area can help provide knowledge, experience and most importantly hope.        

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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.