Iraq War Veteran, Fire Fighter, Paramedic: Now Transplant and Dialysis Veteran

Iraq WarVeteran FireFighter Paramedic transplant Kidney Talk

Shawn Booker is used to difficult situations. He served in the Army during Operation Desert Storm. After he returned, he went to school to become a fire fighter and paramedic. He comes from a long line of fire fighters and knew this was what he wanted to do. He started dialysis at age 23 and after 4 ½ years, received a successful transplant that lasted 16 years. He now manages dialysis and a demanding job and has a loving family. Shawn shares tips on remaining employed, on the Americans with Disabilities Act, and on his approach to life. “Find something that lights your fuse, and then you can become dynamite!”

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Hosted By Lori Hartwell

Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational book Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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