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Policing Kidney Disease

Donald England

Posted December 12, 2006

Welcome to KidneyTalk with your co-hosts Lori Hartwell and Stephen Furst.

This week’s guest on KidneyTalk is Donald England, a full-time, on-the-beat police officer who is also a kidney patient. With an abdomen full of peritoneal dialysis fluid (he uses the CCPD cycler at night), Don patrols the streets of Kokomo, IN, keeping its citizens safe. Don shares his story of living a successful life, including managing kidney disease.

Tune in and listen as Don talks with Lori and Stephen about his work as an active duty officer (he will be featured in an upcoming show on the FBI Files) and some of the important things kidney disease has taught him. You will be inspired by Don’s honesty, openness, and attitude about life!

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With your Hosts...

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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