An Illness is too demanding when you do not have hope. –Lori Hartwell

Lori Hartwell founded Renal Support Network (RSN) in 1993 to empower people who have kidney disease to become knowledgeable about their illness, proactive in their care, hopeful about their future and make friendships that last a lifetime.
Lori was diagnosed in 1968 with kidney failure and knows how important hope, peer connection and knowledge is to survive and thrive with an illness.
RSN’s hopeful and life-enriching, non-medical programs help people who have kidney disease and their families, whether they are in the early stages of the disease, are on dialysis, or have received a transplant. RSN is the leader in engaging people who have kidney disease with the most prolific library of patient experiences.
People we connect with come to see kidney disease in a totally different light – that although it’s difficult, it is manageable. We help them recognize the need to take control of the course and management of their illness through storytelling. Learning from another patient’s experience and point of wisdom to live successfully and navigate care is vital for success. An Illness is too demanding when you do not have hope.
RSN encourages innovation, research and works with the community to provide the patient perspective.
RSN strives to make a lasting and positive difference in the lives of people with kidney disease and ensure that healthcare professionals and regulatory agencies and legislative leaders that serve us hear what our needs are to have the best care and health possible.
The Renal Support Network is a Registered 501(c)(3) Non-profit and serve people throughout the United States.
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